View Full Version : Astrophoto: Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann by Andrea Tamanti

2006-May-02, 05:48 PM
SUMMARY: Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachmann were two German astronomers credited with the discovery of three comets during the first third of the last century. Near the middle of this month, their third discovery will pass by Earth, twenty five times more distant than the Moon, on its latest five and a third year orbit from near the Sun to the distance of Jupiter.

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2006-May-03, 04:08 PM
Amazing image! Ok, I need to figure out how to get shots like this without the comet head or stars trailing. :surprised
I have a couple shots of this one on my web page and a short animated .gif file showing the comet movement over a period of one hour.


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