Re:168P/Hergenrother – recent fragmentation event

Forums Comets 168P/Hergenrother – recent fragmentation event Re:168P/Hergenrother – recent fragmentation event


Posted by Nick James at 19:14 on 2012 Nov 02

The WIYN blog image of the 168P fragment has been removed from their site but the Faulkes Telescope team have put it on their latest blog posting here: post includes some more recent images of the fragment taken with FTN. Richard Miles has processed these to show the features more clearly: obtained an image last night with a much smaller telescope (Celestron 11) so there is no sign of the fragment as it is well below the resolution of that system. Even in that aperture the comet is an interesting object: