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Re: [thefixedstars] Comet Wilson

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    ... Okay. I m pretty sure that if Solex 8 had had this comet in its database, it would have been identified, with its astronomical designation. I might be
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 30, 2006
      --- "Diana K. Rosenberg" <ye-stars@...>
      wrote:

      > Mark sent:
      >
      > Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 20:30:22 -0000
      > From: "mahtezcatpoc" <mahtezcatpoc@...>
      > Subject: Comet Wilson (was Re: Supernova 1987A
      > Article)
      >
      > Diana
      >
      > >>>>(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.


      Okay.

      I'm pretty sure that if Solex 8 had had this comet in
      its database, it would have been identified, with its
      astronomical designation.

      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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