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Gallery: Hartley 2

Image taken by Nick Howes

Fig 1:


Image Parameter Details
Image Date (UTC): (2010-10-13)-(2010-10-16)
Image Time (UTC):  
Exposure: 5 sec
Filter: Bessel R
Field of View:  
Observing Site: Faulkes North Observatory(remote)
Observing Equipment:  
Digital Processing:  
Comments: Initial results - Using the Radial weighted model image processing plug in for AstroArt, developed by Martino Nicolini (which flattens the coma against a theoretical 1/r coma model) members of the CARA team have produced initial processing results on changes observed in the inner coma structure of Comet 103P Hartley/2. The images are shown here in images taken by Nick Howes between the 13th and 16th October using Faulkes Telescope North, using Bessel R band filters with 5 second integrations. The change in shape appears to show more intense emissions and/or possibly a small outburst. This was also something suspected from images taken on Oct 12th. It appears clear that the comet is showing interesting levels of small timescale variability. Additional photometric measurements are being made and further analysis by members of the CARA group is ongoing.

Table 1: Data about image.

Updated: 30-Jul-2013