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29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann

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About this observation
Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
06/02/2020 - 18:46
Object
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
C11 Edge HD + FLI6303
Exposure
18x60s
Tags

Centaur comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann's has just had a big outburst reaching mag 13.5 a couple of days ago (normally it is around 16 in a standard 10 arcsec radius). I caught it in the early evening as it was setting in the west. The sky was very bright from the nearly Full Moon but I get around mag 14.3 in a 10 arcsec diameter radius. The expanding coma is now nearly 40 arcsec in diameter and the total magnitude is around 13.2.

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