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Observation by Peter Carson: Disintegration of Comet 249P LINEAR

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Peter Carson

Observer

Peter Carson

Observed

2020 Jul 27 - 02:36

Uploaded

2020 Jul 27 - 15:13

Objects

249P LINEAR

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Constellation

Taurus

Field centre

RA: 05h29m
Dec: +26°43'
Position angle: -1°05'

Field size

0°18' × 0°18'

Equipment
  • 315mm Corrected Dall Kirkham f/5.4
  • FLI 4040sCMOS
  • Paramount
  • Unguided
  • Clear UV/IR cut
Exposure

5 x 60 sec stacked exposures

Location

Remote observatory at Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

Comet 249P LINEAR

Title

Disintegration of Comet 249P LINEAR

About this image

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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Nick James
Nick James, 2020 Jul 27 - 15:29 UTC

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

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