Comet 2008 X4 now visible in SOHO LASCO C3
- Hi Folks,
Comet P/2008 X4 Christensen is now visible in SOHO LASCO C3 images.
Using 1024x1024 resolution.
Positions at 20081221
The orbit needs slight refinement, as it is about 25' west from prediction.
It appears to be about magnitude 9 and will pass south of M28 in a few hours
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, mmatti@... wrote:
> It appears to be about magnitude 9 and will pass south of M28 in a
> time.Please note that LASCO lim. magnitude is about 8.0.
I estimated this comet as 7th magnitude using MaxIm DL.
- Dear Colleagues,
P/2008 X4 Chrisensen is easy visible now.
Magnitude is ~6-6.5 mag.
0.0 - Upper-left
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