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73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3

Images from the 2006 apparition - Fragment C

2006 March 5.40
Ernesto Guido and Giovanni Sostero image of the
Copyright © 2006 by Ernesto Guido and Giovanni Sostero (Remanzacco Observatory, Italy)


2006 April 16.89
Michael Jäger image of the
Copyright © 2006 by Michael Jäger (Austria)

This image was obtained by Michael Jäger. He obtained it using a 20-cm reflector and a CCD camera on 2006 April 16.89. Jäger said the outer coma was more than 10' across.


2006 April 19.13
Brian Ottum image of the
Copyright © 2006 by Brian Ottum (Saline, Michigan)

This image was obtained by Brian Ottum. He obtained it using a 20-cm Vixen reflector and a Canon 30D digital camera on 2006 April 19.13. Forty-eight 45-second exposures were combined to produce this result.


2006 April 23.41
Steven W. Peterson image of the
Copyright © 2006 by Steven W. Peterson (Vail, Arizona, USA)

This image was obtained by Steven W. Peterson. It is a 2-minute exposure obtained using a 36-cm Celestron and a Fingerlakes IMGTK1024 CCD camera on 2006 April 23.41.


2006 April 28.41
Gary W. Kronk image of the
Copyright © 2006 by G. W. Kronk (St. Jacob, Illinois, USA)

This image was obtained by Gary W. Kronk. He used a 20-cm Meade LX-200 GPS and a Mallincam to capture a 30-second AVI on 2006 April 28.41. Registax was then used to stack over 400 frames to produce this picture.


2006 May 1.06
Ralf Vandebergh image of the
Copyright © 2006 by Ralf Vandebergh (Netherlands)

This image was obtained by Ralf Vandebergh. He used a 25-cm f/4.8 Newtonian and ATK-1HS camera on 2006 May 1.06. The negative processing shows a good outspreaded tail-length.

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