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Disintegration of Comet 249P LINEAR

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Observer
Peter Carson
Time of observation
27/07/2020 - 03:36
Object
Comet 249P LINEAR
Observing location
Remote observatory at Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain
Equipment
315mm Corrected Dall Kirkham f/5.4
FLI 4040sCMOS
Paramount
Unguided
Clear UV/IR cut
Exposure
5 x 60 sec stacked exposures
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Comet 249P LINEAR was reported as disintegrating on July 23rd. This rather blurry image was taken just into astronomical twilight and shows the debris trail over 8 arcmins long.

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nickjames's picture

Thanks Peter for capturing this event. The move to Spain is beginning to pay off.

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