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Telescopic comet ATLAS - 11.4.2020 at 00.20 Nakkila Observation number 89927

Visibility III / V

Juha Ojanperä, Porin Karhunvartijat

Last time to spot the comet Atlas before it fades away completely!

Visually, the diffuse and hazy coma, which is round in shape, stood out from the comet. The brightness of Koma grows very weakly towards the center, in the center of Koma only a very weak central brightness is observed, the brightness of which does not differ much from the average brightness of Koma. The marginal eye has a slight noticeable tail-like structure starting from the center of Koma to the east. Admittedly, this is a somewhat uncertain observation.

DC: 5

Head diameter: about 3 '

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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)
    • Keskitaso
  • Coma diameter
  • 3 kaariminuuttia
  • Weather
    • Selkeää, tyyntä, ei lunta, ei Kuuta, -2C, SQM: 21.01
  • Title for the comet
    • Telescopic comet
Technical information

Visual observation, drawing with pencil and graphite on a cardboard card. Telescope: Newton 250/1200 mm, eyepiece 10 mm Baader Hyperion, 120x.

Comments: 3 pcs
Rauno Päivinen - 14.4.2020 at 17.21 Report this

Hieno visuaalihavainto Juha, pieni pyrstöhän tuolla tosiaan on näkyvissä

Juha Ojanperä - 14.4.2020 at 20.19 Report this

Kiitos Rauno! Onneksi ehdin tämän havaitsemaan ennenkuin se kenties hiipuu kokonaan pois!

Veikko Mäkelä - 18.4.2020 at 22.51 Report this

"Huhut kuolemastani ovat vahvasti liioiteltuja." (Mark Twain, 1897). C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) tuntuu toistaiseksi porkuttavan, kirkkaus on pysynyt melko vakaana noin 9 magnitudissa jo noin 10 päivän ajan.

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