Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Comet Images by Faulkes & Liverpool Telescopes

Below you can find a selection of some of the comets we imaged in the last 2 weeks using the 2-meter telescopes of Faulkes (F65 & E10 MPC codes) and the La Palma-Liverpool (J13 MPC code). Click on each image for a bigger version.


Prompted by an alert of A. Diepvens on comet-images mailing list, on January 03 we perfomed some follow-up of C/2010 G2 (Hill); we confirm that this comet was experiencing a bright phase. Co-adding of 9 unfiltered exposures, 15 seconds each, obtained remotely from the Siding Spring-Faulkes Telescope South on 2012, January 03.46 through a 2.0-m f/10.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD  reveals the comet as a bright featureless star-like object of magnitude 13.2 N
  
C/2010 G2 (Hill)  - 2012, January 03



C/2010 G2 (Hill)  - 2011, December 22 - 2012 January 10



C/2009 F4 (McNaught) - 2012, January 03




Comet 29P/Schwassmann–Wachmann - 2012, January 11



Comet 244P/Scotti - 2012, January 11



Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux - 2012, January 11



Comet P/2011 W2 (RINNER) - 2012, January 11


Comet 164P/Christensen - 2012, January 11


by Ernesto Guido, Nick Howes & Giovanni Sostero

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