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 ...

We are now at 63 days post-outburst.  A total of more than 86 minutes integration reaching a plate limit of V=24 shows a further slow dispersal of dust has taken place along with a further attenuation of structure close to the nucleus.  The general aspect of the coma is now more spherically symmetric than 10 days ago.  The total integrated magnitude in a 10 arcsec diam. aperture is V=17.8 having faded about 0.4 magnitudes in the last 10 days.  Astrometry has been reported to the MPC.


Richard Miles