Ursid 20201222_064015

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Alex Pratt

Hi Bill,

Great to see your spectrum of this Ursid. We measured its Vg to be 33.6 km/s (medium speed) and the IAU MDC lists the Ursids’ parent to be comet 8P/Tuttle – why does that remind me of Benny Hill?   🙂

It’s a Jupiter-family comet with a period of 13 years. Well worth reading up about this interesting comet which can make relatively close approaches to Earth.

I’ll check if we got multi-station captures at the times you’ve listed and I’ll reply offline.