73P (Schwassmann-Wachmann)

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The above image shows the B fragment of 73P at 7:28 UT on 5/13/06.  This image was taken when Fragment B was located in the constellation Cygnus at RA 20h 30m and Declination +35░ 53'.


 
 
 
 
 
 


Date(s)

9:05 UT
05/13/2006

Exposure Data

LRGB = 12:12:12:12 minutes

Optics and Camera

Takahashi Sky90
f4.5 field flattener
SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW8A
Tru-Balance Filters

Processing Tools

CCDSoft
Sigma Beta 11
Photoshop CS
GradientXTerminator

73P (Schwassmann-Wachmann) fragment C.

The above image shows the C fragment of 73P at 9:05 UT on 5/13/06.  This image was taken when Fragment C was located in the constellation Vulpecula at RA 21h 11m and Declination +24░ 07'.


 
 
 
 
 
 


Date(s)

5:13 UT
04/17/06

Exposure Data

LRGB = 16:14:14:14 minutes

Optics and Camera

Takahashi Sky90
f4.5 field flattener
SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW8A
Tru-Balance Filters

Processing Tools

CCDSoft
Sigma Beta 11
Photoshop CS
GradientXTerminator

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The above image shows the B and G fragments of 73P at 5:13 UT on 4/17/06.  Fragment B is the brightest of the two fragments. Fragment G is much fainter and is located towards the upper right edge of the image.  This image was taken when Fragment B was located in the constellation Bo÷tes at RA 14h 59m and Declination +26░ 40'.

This image was selected as Astronomy Magazine Picture Of the Day for April 24, 2006.




09/23/2011