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User / hirocun / 29P Schwassmann-Wachmann-1 Febluary 23, 2022
Hisayoshi Kato / 2,184 items
The comet showed another outburst recently on February 11, 2022. It was drifting slowly toward southeast through dust-rich area in Taurus. Direction and velocity of the drifting changed. The round-shaped dust area got fainter and more expanded than before. The color looked bluish white as before. The density was lower toward northwest like an indentation mark as before. There looked to be far smaller round-shaped dust area inside. It must be made of fresh dust scattered during the recent outburst. There looked to be L-shaped jet-like structure near the center again. North is up, and east is to the left.

Here is a closeup frame. www.flickr.com/photos/hiroc/51912751886

Here is a frame of the comet taken with another slower telescope at the same date. www.flickr.com/photos/hiroc/51902945283

Here is a frame of the comet taken on January 29, 2022.

Mission 29P - Centaur comet observing campaign in British Astronomical Association: britastro.org/node/25120

Sun Distance: 5.957au
Earth Distance: 5.816au

equipment: Takahashi FSQ130ED, F3 Reducer, and EOS 5Dmk3-SP4II, modified by Seo-san on Vixen AXD Equatorial Mount, auto guided at a star nearby with Fujinon 1:2.8/75mm C-Mount Lens, Pentax x2 Extender, ZWO ASI 120MM-mini, GPUSB, and PHD2 Guiding with comet tracking on

exposure: 19 times x480 seconds, 3 x 240 sec, and 4 x 60 seconds at ISO 1,600 and f/3.0

First exposure started at 10:17:43 February 23, 2022 UTC.

site: 1,466m above sea level at lat. 35 48 26 North and long. 138 39 24 East near Kotogawa dam in Yamanashi. 山梨県牧丘柳平

Ambient temperature was around -8 degrees Celsius or 18 degrees Fahrenheit. Wind was mild. SQML reached 21.15 at the night. Seeing was awful as usual in this season.
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