Periodic Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann CCD Images

January 5, 2009
True color image of periodic comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, obtained on 2009 Jan. 5 (0h57-1h21UT) with 60-cm, f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope, CCD and BVR photometric filters. Image is a composite of 5x180 sec B, 5x90 sec V and 5x60 sec R filter co-added exposures. Image scale is 1.86 arc sec/pixel. Copyright © 2009 by J. Zakrajsek, Crni Vrh Observatory.
False color image of periodic comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, obtained on 2009 Jan. 5 (1h08-1h21UT) with 60-cm, f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope, CCD and B filter. Image is a composite of 5x180 sec co-added exposures. Image scale is 1.86 arc sec/pixel. Copyright © 2009 by J. Zakrajsek and H. Mikuz, Crni Vrh Observatory.
False color image of periodic comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, obtained on 2009 Jan. 5 (0h59-1h06UT) with 60-cm, f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope, CCD and V filter. Image is a composite of 5x90 sec co-added exposures. Image scale is 1.86 arc sec/pixel. Copyright © 2009 by J. Zakrajsek and H. Mikuz, Crni Vrh Observatory.
April 5, 2007
False color image of periodic comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, obtained on 2007 Apr. 5 (18h56-18h59UT) with 60-cm, f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope, CCD and R filter. Exposure time was 180 seconds. Image scale is 2.49 arc sec/pixel. Copyright © 2007 by H. Mikuz, Crni Vrh Observatory.
March 13, 2007
True color image of periodic comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, obtained on 2007 Mar. 13 (19h56-20h10UT) with 60-cm, f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope and CCD. Image was composed by stacking three (180s,120s,120s) frames taken with standard BVR photometric filters. Image scale is 2.49 arc sec/pixel. Copyright © 2007 by J. Zakrajsek and H. Mikuz, Èrni Vrh Observatory.
August 24, 2004
False color unfiltered image of periodic comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, obtained on 2004 Aug. 24.044UT with 60-cm, f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope and CCD. Exposure time was 120 seconds. Image scale is 2.49 arc sec/pixel. Copyright © 2004 by H. Mikuz, Crni Vrh Observatory.
August 3, 2003
False color unfiltered image of periodic comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1, obtained on 2003 Aug. 5.003UT with 60-cm, f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope and CCD. Exposure time was 60 seconds. Image scale is 1.9 arc sec/pixel. Copyright © 2003 by H. Mikuz, Crni Vrh Observatory.


November 16, 1993

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This 300s image of comet was taken on 1993 Nov. 16.976UT with 20-cm, f/2 Baker-Schmidt camera, ST-6 CCD and V filter.
 
 

October 27, 1995

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This 300s image of comet was taken on 1995 Oct. 27 with the 20-cm, f/2 Baker-Schmidt camera, ST-6 CCD and V filter. Exposure started at 3:49:41UT.
 
 
November 21, 1995

An interesting jet-like fature extending from the central condensation to the outer coma edge is visible on standard B, V, R images, taken on 1995 Nov. 21.19UT with the 36-cm, f/6.8 S-C telescope and CCD. These images are displayed below.

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5-min V frame.

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3-min R frame.

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10-min B frame.

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Tricolour image of comet, prepared by Bojan Dintinjana.
 
 
January 18, 1996

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V-filter image, taken on 1996 Jan. 18, with the 36-cm, f/6.8 S-C telescope and CCD. Exposure time was 300s, starting at 3:12:51UT. Note the comet star-like appearance which is significant during the early outburst stage.
 
 
February 24, 1996

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This V-filter image shows the comet in outburst. It was taken on 1996 Feb. 24 with the 36-cm, f/6.8 S-C telescope and CCD. Exposure time was 300s, starting at 20:36:50UT. Note the unusual, sharply edged inner coma.

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See also the enlarged inner coma structure, processed from the image above.

 
February 27, 1996

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Another V-filter image, taken on 1996 Feb. 27 shows the comet still in bright outburst. It was taken with the 36-cm, f/6.8 S-C telescope and CCD. Exposure time was 300s, starting at 20:02:55UT. Note the sharply edged inner coma.

 
March 10, 1996

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V-filter image with the comet in post-outburst stage. It was taken on 1996 Mar. 10 with the 36-cm, f/6.8 S-C telescope and CCD. Exposure time was 300s, starting at 21:57:09UT. Note the complex inner coma structure with jet-like feature, extending in PA ~350o. See the similar coma appearance on images obtained 1995 Nov. 21.

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