Sunday, November 1, 2009
One Picture, Three Comets
Comet C/2009 U6 is a recently discovered (and currently faint) comet. On the 27th of October, several days before the official discovery, Francois Kugel imaged a rendezvous between comets 29P and 81P. 81P is at the bottom, 29P is at the top. And just to the right of 21P, under the red V is U6. No noticed it until after the official discovery. How would you feel? Sad that you missed dscovering a comet, or elate that you got an image of three comets at once?