Tagged: 168P

Comet 168P. 24 Oct. 2012, 18:29 UT

Comet 168P/Hergenrother: hi-res image (24 Oct. 2012)

This image of comet 168P/Hergenrother was obtained under excellent seeing conditions, between 1.3″ and 1.5″. More than 100 single frames were averaged, avoiding stellar contamination. More details are on the final image above. Images...

Comet 168P. 23 Oct. 2012, 20:50 UT

Comet 168P/Hergenrother: hi-res image (23 Oct. 2012)

Comet 168P/Hergenrother is still closely monitored at the Virtual Telescope, after our previous very interesting views of this object . On Oct. 23, with a good seeing of 1.6″, several images were collected, using a short...

Comet 168P - 19 Oct. 2012

Comet 168P/Hergenrother: hi-res images (19 Oct. 2012)

On 19 Oct. 2012, while observing comet 168P/Hergenrother, I noticed that its inner coma had a very interesting aspect, showing the false nucleus and an apparent secondary dust concentration. The latter feature was visible on...

Comet 168P/Hergenrother

Comet 168/P Hergenrother: 12 Oct. 2012

Comet 168P/Hergenrother was discovered in 1998 and recovered in 2005.   During its 2012 apparition, early in Oct. 2012, the comet experimented an outburst, increasing its brightness of about 500 times, becoming quite bright to...


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