2010v1 20160210 2225 pcarson

Last night I imaged P/2010V1 and this time fragment A and C were both clear of stars so I was able to measure them. I get P/2010V1 A at around mag 18.6 which is 0.5 mag brighter than recent measures by others and fragment C at 18.2 which is consistent with other observers. The debris field of fragment B appears more tenuous than my previous image of the 8th but unfortunately last nights image caught B very close to a star so its difficult to make a judgment. The original better resolution image does have tantalising hints of something in the area of fragments D&F but too vague to claim Iíve recorded them.

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