British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Community

RIP Comet ATLAS

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
16/05/2020 - 21:32
Object
C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
C11 Edge HD + FLI6303
Exposure
30x30s
Tags

Given everything that it has been through I think we can finally say that C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) is now nearly D/2019 Y4. After a brief outburst on May 8 and the breakup of its remaining nucleus the comet has been fading and last night all that was left was two streams of debris. This image was taken with my telescope half looking at my observatory shed roof and with a very bright sky.

RIP ATLAS. I have known him well for the last few months. I feel a wake is in order.

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.