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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Fwd: [CometObs] Digest Number 3289

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Digest #3289
1
C/2015 O1, C/2015 V2, 41P, 71P. by "Juan Jose Gonzalez" jjgsgp

Message

Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:13 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Juan Jose Gonzalez" jjgsgp

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS):
2017 July 14.96 UT: m1=14.5, Dia.=0.2', DC=7, 20 cm SCT (133x).
[ In-focus method. APASS comparison stars. SQM : 21.6.].

C/2015 V2 (Johnson):
2017 July 14.93 UT: m1=7.7, Dia.=10', DC=3/, 25x100B.
[ Sidgwick method. Tycho-2 comparison stars. SQM : 21.2.].

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak:
2017 July 14.97 UT: m1=10.6, Dia.=5', DC=2, 20 cm SCT (77x).
[ Sidgwick method. Tycho-2 comparison stars. SQM : 21.1.].

71P/Clark:
2017 July 14.94 UT: m1=9.8, Dia.=2.5', DC=4/, 20 cm SCT (77x).
[ Altitude: 11 deg. Mountain location, very clear sky.
Sidgwick method. Tycho-2 comparison stars. SQM : 21.1.].

( Alto del Castro - Aralla, Leon, Spain; Alt. 1720 m, 42º 54' N, 5º 48' W ).

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ICQ Format :

2015O1 2017 07 14.96 I 14.5 AQ 20.3T10 133 0.2 7 ICQ XX GON05

2015V2 2017 07 14.93 S 7.7 TK10.0B 25 10 3/ ICQ
XX GON05

41 2017 07 14.97 S 10.6 TK20.3T10 77 5 2 ICQ
XX GON05

71 2017 07 14.94 S 9.8 TK 20.3T10 77 2.5 4/ ICQ
XX GON05

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J. J. Gonzalez

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Fwd: [CometObs] Digest Number 3288

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Digest #3288
1
Comet Observations 11th July 2017 by "Bomber2 Panther" outbackmanyep

Message

Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:31 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Bomber2 Panther" outbackmanyep

Comet Observations 11th July 2017

C/2015 V2 Johnson
2017 Jul 11.38 UT; m1= 8.5; Dia= 16'; DC= 3; 7x50 B [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma diffuse, slight brightening to centre. Moonlight.
Comparison stars checked using Tycho-2 data in Guide 9.0; Method= S; Cat= TK




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Monday, 10 July 2017

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (July 9, 2017)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts:

C/2015 V2 (Johnson):

- two 6x8 degrees charts for the period 11 - 27 July 2017

These are now available in the charts section of our homepage at:
http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk


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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Fwd: [CometObs] Digest Number 3286

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Digest #3286
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29P in outburst, 41P, 71P, C/2015 ER61. by "Juan Jose Gonzalez" jjgsgp

Message

Fri Jul 7, 2017 11:09 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Juan Jose Gonzalez" jjgsgp

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann:
2017 July 2.06 UT: m1=12.2, Dia.=1.8', DC=3/, 20 cm SCT (133x).
[ In outburst. Starlike central condensation. The observed coma
is the result of the recent previous minor outbursts. Comparison
stars taken from APASS photometry. Field stars checked in DSS.
Sidgwick method. SQM : 21.4.].

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak:
2017 July 2.05 UT: m1=10.7, Dia.=5', DC=2, 20 cm SCT (77x).
[ Sidgwick method. Tycho-2 comparison stars. SQM : 21.3.].

71P/Clark:
2017 July 2.04 UT: m1=10.1, Dia.=2.5', DC=5, 20 cm SCT (77x).
[ Altitude: 6 deg. Sidgwick method. Tycho-2 comparison stars.
SQM : 20.9.].

C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS):
2017 July 2.10 UT: m1=9.5, Dia.=4', DC=4, 20 cm SCT (77x).
[ Sidgwick method. Tycho-2 comparison stars. SQM : 21.0.].

( Alto del Castro - Aralla, Leon, Spain; Alt. 1720 m,
42º 54' N, 5º 48' W. Mountain location, very clear sky. )

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ICQ Format:

2015ER612017 07 02.10 S 9.5 TK 20.3T10 77 4 4 ICQ XX GON05

29 2017 07 02.06 S 12.2 AQ 20.3T10 133 1.8 3/ ICQ
XX GON05

41 2017 07 02.05 S 10.7 TK 20.3T10 77 5 2 ICQ
XX GON05

71 2017 07 02.04 S 10.1 TK 20.3T10 77 2.5 5 ICQ
XX GON05

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J. J. Gonzalez

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Friday, 7 July 2017

Fwd: [CometObs] Digest Number 3285

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Digest #3285
1
Comet Observations 5th July 2017 by "Bomber2 Panther" outbackmanyep

Message

Wed Jul 5, 2017 11:54 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Bomber2 Panther" outbackmanyep

Comet Observations 5th July 2017

213P/ Van Ness
2017 Jul 05.76 UT; m1= 13.5; Dia= 0.7'; DC= 2; 25cm L, f:5 (x83) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma diffuse.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= S; Cat= AQ

29P/ Schwassmann – Wachmann 1
2017 Jul 05.77 UT; m1= 13.3; Dia= 0.8'; DC= 6; 25cm L, f:5 (x83) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Post outburst. Does not enhance in Swan Band filter. Stellar central condensation.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= M; Cat= AQ

C/2015 VL62 Lemmon-Yeung-PanSTARRS
2017 Jul 05.78 UT; m1= 14.7; Dia= 0.3'; DC= 2/3; 25cm L, f:5 (x166) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma diffuse, slight brightening to centre.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= S; Cat= AQ

217P/ LINEAR
2017 Jul 05.79 UT; m1= 12.2; Dia= 2.2'; DC= 5/6; 25cm L, f:5 (x39) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma diffuse with moderately condensed centre. Hint of a tail to the WSW. Low altitude = 16.9°.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= M; Cat= AQ

C/2015 ER61 PanSTARRS
2017 Jul 05.80 UT; m1= 9.6; Dia= 5.6'; DC= 6; 25cm L, f:5 (x39) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Faint tail visible, 20' in length in P.A. 258°. Inner coma elongated and opaque. Small stellar central condensation. Fragment B not visible. Combined light observation.
Comparison stars checked using Tycho-2 data in Guide 9.0; Method= M; Cat= TK




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Thursday, 6 July 2017

[BAA-ebulletin 00979] The Great Red Spot as Juno flies in

BAA electronic bulletin

Jupiter's Great Red Spot as Juno flies in
The Juno orbiter is due to fly about 9000 km above the centre of the
Great Red Spot (GRS) on Monday night, about 12 minutes after its
closest approach to the planet on July 11 at 01:55 UT. NASA have
posted two press releases, one about the fly-over,
and one showing some superb mid-infrared images of the GRS taken by Dr
Glenn Orton and colleagues on May 18 (and earlier).
These images can be compared with superb visible-light views taken by
Christopher Goon May 19, one of which is shown in a new report posted
on the Jupiter Section web pages (BAA web site > Jupiter Section >
Jupiter in 2016-17 > Report no.13; unfortunately these e-bulletins
cannot give links).
Chris Go's high resolution revealed the regular pattern within the GRS,
whose internal rotation could be observed over less than an hour, as
shown in an animation of maps made by Michel Jacquesson. The report
also shows a very recent image of the GRS (by Gary Walker), which is
at exactly the predicted longitude to be below Juno's track. A preview
of the July 11 flyby (Perijove-7)was posted on the Section web pages
as Report no.12. Meanwhile,the best ground-based image of Jupiter ever
taken was produced on June 11 by Damian Peach with a team of observers
using the 1-metre telescope at the Pic du Midi Observatory in the
French Pyrenees. They were holding a EuroPlanet-sponsored workshop to
promote use of the telescope by advanced amateurs, and produced
an equally outstanding image of Saturn. TheJupiter image does not show
the GRS, but it does show red oval BA and a wealth of intricate detail
in many other features.
Note to members:
We are posting items on the BAA Jupiter Section web pages
quite frequently during this apparition with the Juno mission ongoing,
but rarely send out e-bulletins. So if you would like to keep
up-to-date with Jupiter and Juno, please either check the BAA webpage
and Section web page weekly, or follow 'BAA Jupiter Section' on
Facebook, or contact the BAA Jupiter Section Director via the BAA web
site to become a member of the Section and of our emailing list.
John Rogers

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John H. Rogers,
Jupiter Section Director,
British Astronomical Association.
https://www.britastro.org/section_front/15
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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Fwd: [CometObs] Digest Number 3284

1 Message

Digest #3284
1.1
C/2015V2 Johnson by "willian souza" williansouza

Message

Mon Jul 3, 2017 12:42 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"willian souza" williansouza



C/2015V2 Johnson

CometObs at yahoogroups.com
icqbr at yahoogroups.com
jdsh at bas.ac.uk
orodeno2 at yahoo.es

IIIYYYYMnL YYYY MM DD.DD eM mm.m:r AAA.ATF/xxxx &dd.ddnDC &t.ttmANG ICQ XX*OBSxx
2015V2 2017 06 26.97 S 8.0:TK 5.0B 7 10 3 ICQ XX SOU01

cometas.liada at gmail.com
jpab at regmurcia.com

C/2015V2 Johnson
2017 June 26.97UT: m= 8.0:, dia=10', DC=3, 7x50 Binoculars...Willian Souza (Rheinsberg, Germany);

icq at cfa.harvard.edu
icqcsc at eps.harvard.edu

C/2015V2 Johnson
Total magnitude and coma diameter estimates:
2017 June 26.97,8.0: 10' (W. Souza, Rheinsberg, Germany, 7x50 binoculars);

http://www.rea-brasil.org/cometas - HP de Cometas/REA

C/2015V2 Johnson
DD.DD M m.m dia. DC cc.c ANG Ins. Ax Observador, Sítio
2017 Junho
26.97 S 8.0: 10' 3 7x50B Willian Souza, Rheinsberg, Alemanha




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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Fwd: [CometObs] Digest Number 3283

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Digest #3283
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Comet Observations 30th June 2017 by "Bomber2 Panther" outbackmanyep

Message

Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:34 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Bomber2 Panther" outbackmanyep

Comet Observations 30th June 2017

C/2015 V2 Johnson
2017 Jun 30.60 UT; m1= 7.9; Dia= 12.9'; DC= 3/4; 7x50 B [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Diffuse coma, a little interference by background stars. Low altitude = 19.8°.
Comparison stars checked using Tycho-2 data in Guide 9.0; Method= M; Cat= TK
 
65P/ Gunn
2017 Jun 30.61 UT; m1= 14.1; Dia= 1'; DC= 2; 25cm L, f:5 (x83) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma diffuse.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= S; Cat= AQ
 
71P/ Clark
2017 Jun 30.61 UT; m1= 10.3; Dia= 3.1'; DC= 6; 25cm L, f:5 (x39) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma almost disappears in Swan Band filter. Semi-transparent outer coma, gradually brightening to an opaque centre with a small stellar central condensation.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= M; Cat= AQ
 
C/2015 O1 PanSTARRS
2017 Jun 30.62 UT; m1= 14.7; Dia= 0.2'; DC= 5/6; 25cm L, f:5 (x166) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma very small, just visible near mag 13.3 star.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= M; Cat= AQ
 
41P/ Tuttle – Giacobini - Kresak
2017 Jun 30.63 UT; m1= 11.2; Dia= 4.5'; DC= 3; 25cm L, f:5 (x39) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Slightly affected by background stars in coma. Coma diffuse, weakly condensed.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= S; Cat= AQ
 
213P/ Van Ness
2017 Jun 30.64 UT; m1= 13.6; Dia= 0.4'; DC= 3; 25cm L, f:5 (x83) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma small and diffuse. Slight brightening to centre.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= S; Cat= AQ
 
29P/ Schwassmann – Wachmann 1
2017 Jun 30.65 UT; m1= 12.4; Dia= 1.7'; DC= 3; 25cm L, f:5 (x83) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Post outburst. Coma weakly condensed and opaque at centre, diffuse outer coma.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= S; Cat= AQ
 
C/2015 VL62 Lemmon-Yeung-PanSTARRS
2017 Jun 30.66 UT; m1= 14.6; Dia= 0.5'; DC= 2; 25cm L, f:5 (x83) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma small and diffuse.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= S; Cat= AQ
 
217P/ LINEAR
2017 Jun 30.73 UT; m1= 13.0; Dia= 0.7'; DC= 4/5; 25cm L, f:5 (x83) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma diffuse with moderately condensed centre. Hint of a tail to the WSW. Low altitude = 16.9°.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= M; Cat= AQ
 
C/2015 ER61 PanSTARRS
2017 Jun 30.75 UT; m1= 9.7; Dia= 4.4'; DC= 5; 25cm L, f:5 (x39) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Faint tail visible, traced to 20' in length in P.A. 253°. Inner coma elongated in tail direction. Combined light from fragment B in coma although fragment B not visible.
Comparison stars checked using Tycho-2 data in Guide 9.0; Method= M; Cat= TK
 





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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (June 28, 2017)

Dear comet observers,
We have prepared the following new chart:    C/2015 V2 (Johnson):
- a 6x8 degrees chart for the period 29 June - 5 July 2017
This is now available in the charts section of our homepage at:
http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro    Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk

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Fwd: [CometObs] Digest Number 3280

3 Messages

Digest #3280

Messages

Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:29 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Bomber2 Panther" outbackmanyep

Comet Observations 26th June 2017

C/2015 V2 Johnson
2017 Jun 26.50 UT; m1= 8.1; Dia= 13'; DC= 3/4; 7x50 B [Chris Wyatt, Moonbi, NSW, Australia]
Coma diffuse, slight brightening to centre.
Comparison stars checked using Tycho-2 data in Guide 9.0; Method= M; Cat= TK

65P/ Gunn
2017 Jun 26.51 UT; m1= 14.0; Dia= 0.8'; DC= 2; 25cm L, f:5 (x83) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma diffuse.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= S; Cat= AQ

41P/ Tuttle – Giacobini - Kresak
2017 Jun 26.52 UT; m1= 11.5; Dia= 4.5'; DC= 2; 25cm L, f:5 (x39) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma very diffuse, slight brightening to centre.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= S; Cat= AQ

29P/ Schwassmann – Wachmann 1
2017 Jun 26.52 UT; m1= 13.5; Dia= 0.8'; DC= 1/2; 25cm L, f:5 (x83) [Chris Wyatt, Walcha, NSW, Australia]
Coma very diffuse, faint. Low altitude = 16.6°.
Comparison stars checked using APASS data in Guide 9.0; Method= S; Cat= AQ

Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:18 am (PDT) . Posted by:

biely.marek

My visual observation from the previous night:

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák:
2017 June 26.88 UT: m1=[10.6, Dia.=3', 20x80 binoculars, NEGATIVE
[Already not visible. Fainter than 10.6 mag.]

C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS):
2017 June 27.04 UT: m1=[8.7, Dia.=5', 20x80 binoculars, NEGATIVE
[Still too low to be seen. Fainter than 8.7 mag.]

C/2015 V2 (Johnson):
2017 June 26.87 UT: m1=8.2, Dia.=10', DC=5, 20x80 binoculars
[Still also a hint of tail visible.]

Nice day to everybody!
Marek Biely, Czech Republic, Brno (244 m.a.s.l.)


Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:50 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

danilam130

Hi all

C/2015 V2:
2017 Jun. 27.84 UT: m1=8.3, Dia.=5.9', DC=4, ...25-cm L (42x, 70x) ...Danil Sidorko (Korenovsk, Russia) [SQM = 20.22]



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