Tagged: linear

Comet 252P/Linear: 03 June 2016

Comet 252P/Linear: an image (03 June 2016)

Almost two months after our previous observations, we imaged comet 252P/Linear again. This comet had an historic close fly-by with the Earth in March. Comet was reported to be fadind fast early on June 4. The...

Comet C/2011 J2 Linear: 7 Sept. 2014

C/2011 J2 Linear: nucleus splitting

Late last August, several observers (F. Manzini, V. Oldani, and A. Dan, Stazione Astronomica di Sozzago, Italy; R. Crippa, Osservatorio di Tradate, Italy; and R. Behrend, Geneva Observatory) noted that comet C/2011 J2 Linear was apparently showing...

Comet 209P/Linear: 26 May 2014

Comet 209P/Linear: a new image (26 May 2014)

While the expected Camelopardalids meteor shower performed much less than hoped, comet 209P/Linear countinues to approach us, having a close encounter with the Earth. Next 29 May, comet 209P will be at ~8 millions of km from...

“209P/Linear: the firework comet?”: online event (22 May 2014)

“209P/Linear: the firework comet?”: online event (22 May 2014)

> See comet 209P/Linear LIVE, click here! < > See comet 209P/Linear LIVE, click here! < Next 24 May 2014, between 06:00 and 08:00 UT, there are chances to enjoy a memorable, exceptional meteor shower. The...

Comet 209P/Linear: 17 May 2014

Comet 209P/Linear: an image (17 May 2014)

Next 24 May, between 6 and 8 UT, there are chances to see an exceptional meteor shower, originated by the small comet 209/P Linear, now widely known “Camelopardalids“. At Virtual Telescope we wanted to...


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