Re: [thefixedstars] Comet Wilson
- --- "Diana K. Rosenberg" <ye-stars@...>
> Mark sent:Okay.
> Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 20:30:22 -0000
> From: "mahtezcatpoc" <mahtezcatpoc@...>
> Subject: Comet Wilson (was Re: Supernova 1987A
> >>>>(And new Comet Wilson (1986L), discovered 8/5/86
> at Palomar
> Observatory 33n20 116w55 (no time given) was exactly
> 7 Aquarius 21 on
> 4/20/87, 18.8 UT, its perihelion!)<<<<
> That's not D/1952 B1, which is known as Comet Wilson
> also, I don't think. I
> have a position of 11 Capricorn 44 for that one for
> April 20, 1987.
> Mark A. Holmes
> I dug up what I have on that Comet Wilson 1986L - a
> NY Times Magazine
> Section article
> (with no date, dammit!) on the comet and its
> discoverer, Christine Wilson -
> "a California
> graduate student" (Caltech astronomy dept,
> Pasadena); I also found a
> computer read-out
> of the positions from 4/20 to 7/19 1987.
> I can xerox them if you want them - send address.
I'm pretty sure that if Solex 8 had had this comet in
its database, it would have been identified, with its
I might be looking at it (over on The Comets list)
once I get the positions from you.
Mark A. Holmes
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