Comet 29P/Schwassmann–Wachmann in outburst: an image (10 Dec. 2018)
After three months from our previous observation, we imaged comet 29P/Schwassmann–Wachmann again, while it was in one of its frequent and interesting outbursts.
* NB: versione in Italiano qui *
The image above comes from the average of ten, 180-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available at the Virtual Telescope Project. The robotic telescope tracked the apparent motion of comet 29P, so stars left trails on the background. The image scale is 1.2″/pixel.
A nice coma is evident around the false nucleus, particularly in the SW direction, with the shape typical for this comet.
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