Archive for April 6th, 2010

New bright comet by Boattini – C/2010 G1

The new comet discovered by Catalina Sky Survey. This object was detected on April 5, on the twilight segment of the sky. Another bright comet С/2010 F4 (Machholz) was recently discovered in such segment. The object described as diffuse with a strong, condenced coma about 40″ in size and total magnitude about 14m.

The comet pass perihelion today, on April 6. After what comet will be decrease elongation and moving to the Sun.

My images of the new comet was taken on April 6 at Tenagra II obervatory with 0-8m telescope. On the image you can see result of stacking 4 exposures per 30 seconds. Unfortunately, the comet located near bright star on my images. From my measurements, C/2010 G1 have condenced coma with size more than 33″ and nucleus brightness about 16m.

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