Re: Comet Magnitude
- If you want the mag. estimates in Skymap to be more according to the
visual observations recently, change the absolute magnitude (10th
field in comet.dat, incl comet name) for C/2001 A2 to 7.1, this will
result in m4.x now. Bare in mind, the resulting curve will not be
correct for long...
Deepspace has a cute little functionality which calculates the
absolute magnitude from estimates (so I heard from friends), maybe
nice to put it into skymap as well.
--- In skymap@y..., "Randy Muller" <rmuller@q...> wrote:
> --- In skymap@y..., alanwaldo@a... wrote:
> > I know it's not the fault of Skymap, just wondering why
> > the difference?
> The mathematical model that SkyMap uses is an approximate,
> model for "well-behaved" comets.
> C/2001 A2 LINEAR was not "well-behaved", and split into three
> with associated extreme and unexpected brightening.