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Gallery: Tempel 1 (2004-2005)

Observation made by GAT Astronomical Center

Fig 1:

Image Parameter Details
Comments: A large group of observers studied the behaviour of comet 9P/Tempel 1 before and after the DEEP IMPACT encounter, at Merate Observatory and at SAS Observatory. Close to the impact, the two Observatories obtained high quality images at the same time in order to verify some peculiar morphological structures.
Lorenzo Comolli, Cesare Guaita, Giuseppe Macalli, Antonio Paganoni (GAT Astronomical Center, Tradate, Italy), Roberto Crippa (FOAM13 Observatory, Tradate, Italy), Mauro Ghigo (OAB, Observatory of Brera-Merate, Merate, Italia), and Cristiano B. Cosmovici (Institute for Space Physics-INAF, Rome, Italy) were observing at Merate.
Federico Manzini and Roberto Crippa observed at SAS Observatory (Stazione Astronomica of Sozzago, Novara, Italy), taking also a number of very precise astrometric measurements in the weeks before the impact.
Image Date/Time: 2005-07-05
Observing Site: Merate Observatory (Milano, Italy) in cooperation with SAS Obs (Novara,Italy) and FOAM13 Obs (Tradate,Italy)
Tradate, --, Italy
Weather: good
Telescope: Ruths 137cm, f/7,5
Camera: HiSIS43 lent by FOAM13
Exposure: 30-150 x 20 sec
Filters: clear

Table 1: Data about image.

Updated: 30-Jul-2013