The comet C/2002  V1 (NEAT)

in deutsch

 
First of Feb. 2003 9.02.03

 

 Window: 8 x  5,5. 

Telelens 250 mm f : 4,5; on Fuji 800 ASA color negativ; 14 minutes exposure time, hand guided.

 Window: 4,0 x  2,5. 

Telelens 250 mm f : 4,5; on Kodak ASA 400 color negativ; 6 minutes exposure time, hand guided.

This images were taken at the village of Geltendorf near Munich at the first of Feb. 2003. The weather condition was surprisly good at this bad weather time. Over 15 the comet was standing over the horizon with an estimated mag of 5,4.

This images were taken near the village of Gammelsdorf  / Landshut at the 9.02.2003. The local weather condition was surprisly good at this hazy weather time. Over 5 the comet was standing over the horizon with an estimated mag of 3,9.

Not often a comet is decorating the constellation pisces. After the 5th of  February the comet V1 will pass the constellation Pegasus. Until the11th of  February V1 gets visible with the naked eye deeply situated at the western horizon after sunset. (Best weather conditions are required). Thereby the comet will reach the mag of 3,4 up to 3,7 if the prognosis are right. But this will depend on the survive of the perihel. After the 11th of February  C/2002 V1 gets invisble.

9.02.03

         

          

 Air traffic: The airport Munich / Erding was 30 km far distanced from Landshut

     

Estimated tail  9.02.03  2 deg ( DC 5-6)

      

First of Feb. 2003

Magnified cuts from the Images. In a very bright white- blue colour with a turquoise note the head of this comet appears with an estimated tail of may 1.7 deg. (DC 6-7) 


*mag  = > light magnitude: Up to mag +3-4 stars are visible nearby cities with the naked eye, in very dark areas the seeing limit can reach up to mag +6-7.

The more higher numerical value is given, the more weaker are the objects. E.g. - 4,7 mag, Venus glittering; - 1,0 Sirius, brightest star; +3,5 M31 Andromeda, pale shiny oval)


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photos& text by  Thorsten Boeckel, last modification 18.3.2003


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