Comet C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR)

IAUC 7546 (December 20, 2000) and MPEC 2000-Y20 (December 20, 2000) announced the discovery of C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR) that has the potential to reach naked-eye brightness at the end of 2001 and in early 2002. This comet was just 18th magnitude when picked up LINEAR 1-meter telescope in New Mexico.

I take this images on through Celestron refractor 102mm/f:5 on Pixcel 237 CCD camera.

 
November 17. 2001

Left: Image is composed of 4 x 15 second exposures. Right: Tri-color ccd image composed of (4) 15 second exposures each of red, green, and blue.Magnitude at this time was 7.4 (SkyMap Pro 7)

 
November 25. 2001

Left: Image is taken on Nov 25, 2001 18:43 UT , 120 second exposure. Right: RGB image taken on Nov. 25, 2001 18:39 UT. Each of red, green, and blue images are exposed 60 second. Magnitude at this time was 6.4.

 
December 10. 2001

Left: Linear WM1 at 17:57 UT through a Celestron refractor 102mm/f:5 on Pixcel 237 CCD, 200 second exposure - 10x20 second Track and Accumulate.

Right: 18:42 UT, 450 second exposure - 30x15 second Track and Accumulate (autoguide on comet head).

 


(C) Copyright 1996 - 2015 by Andjelko Glivar. All rights reserved. This material may not be published in any form without permission.


 


Novosti ljubaznošću Universe Today!

Space news


Current Phase

moon phase info

Moon tonight


 Položaj Jupiterove pjege, satelita itd.. - Online JAVA aplikacija

Jupiter spot, satelite...


Vrijeme iznad Europe i Hrvatske - hoće li biti vedro večeras?


Google
Web www.CroAstro.com