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Gallery: Tempel 1 (2004-2005)

Observation made by Juergen Wolf

Fig 1:

Image Parameter Details
Comments: The comet is moving across a starfield and the brightness is clearly rising at the time of the impact. Towards the end of the image sequence the comet was only 6 degrees above the horizon and getting lost in haze and lots of airmass. The galaxy is PGC 48179 of visual magnitude 12.8. The limiting star magnitude is well beyond 16 mag.
Image Date/Time: 2005-07-03/04.54 - 07.47 UT
Observing Site: Location: Montebello Open Space Preserver above Palo Alto, CA at 37°19'31.1" N and 122°10'42.5" W, Elevation: 640.0m.
Redwood City, CA, US
Weather: T ~ 18C, seeing ~ 3 of 10, transparency ~ 3 of 10
Telescope: APO-Refractor D = 155 mm, f/7
Camera: SBIG ST-7, 1.7 arcsec/pixel, FOV 22 arcsec x 15 arcsec
Exposure: 2 min each at 8 min intervals

Table 1: Data about image.

Updated: 30-Jul-2013