COBS NEWS Archive

Nov. 03, 2010

Unexpected Complex Behaviour in Dust Production of Periodic Comet 103P/Hartley

Under the scope of CARA project, comet 103P/Hartley is continuously monitored by a group of dedicated observers, using small and medium size remote telescopes, now available worldwide.

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Oct. 22, 2010

Latest on Comet 103P/Hartley

Comet 103P/Hartley is currently in the middle of Auriga moving to the southeast at a little over 3° per day. With closest approach to Earth on Oct. 20 (0.121 AU) and closest approach to the Sun on Oct. 28 (1.059 AU), the comet is as big and bright as it will probably get for this return. Unfortunately, the bright Full Moon will make observing the comet difficult for the next week and a half.

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Oct. 18, 2010

Comet P/2010 T2 (PANSTARRS)

Richard Wainscoat reports the discovery of a comet with a coma diameter of approximately 4" on 45-s CCD images taken with the 1.8-m Ritchey-Chretien "Pan- STARRS 1" telescope (+ W filter; bandpass 400-700 nm) at Haleakala.

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Aug. 22, 2010

Comet P/2000 Y3 = 2010 Q1 (SCOTTI)

J. V. Scotti, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, reports his recovery of comet P/2000 Y3 on images obtained with the 0.9-m Spacewatch reflector at Kitt Peak.

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Aug. 07, 2010

The Edgar Wilson Award 2010

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory announces that the 2010 Edgar Wilson Award for the discovery of comets (cf. IAUCs 6936, 8962, 9066) is being divided among the following four individuals for three different comets ...

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Aug. 07, 2010

Comet 237P/2010 L2 (LINEAR)

Comet P/2010 L2 = 2002 LN_13 (cf. IAUC 9152) has been given the permanent designation 237P.

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Jun. 24, 2010

COBS - 1 month since announcement

It is 1 month since COBS was announced to public users.

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Jun. 24, 2010

Two new comets have been discovered.

A new comet was found by WISE spacecraft. Another comet discovery was reported by A.R.Gibbs ...

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Jun. 19, 2010

Comet Vales: 2010 Jun 17

We are now at 63 days post-outburst. A total of more than 86 minutes integration reaching a plate limit of V=24 shows ...

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Jun. 04, 2010

Comet P/2010 K2 (WISE)

Object reported by the WISE spacecraft without description and posted on the Minor Planet Centers NEOCP webpage, has been found to show cometary appearance...

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