viernes, 28 de junio de 2013

IMAGE FROM HST OF COMET C/2012 S1 ISON .. NEW FILAMENTS DUST STRUCTURES

The image processed of ISON comet , show three possible dust structures of filaments in the exterior coma of comet . Comparison image of 17 P/Holmes show filaments interior of coma of comet .

domingo, 16 de junio de 2013

Gemini Observatory Captures Comet ISON

The three images on left are through an r-band filter only, and the color composite on right includes g, i, and r bands. All are integrated for 2 x 45 seconds with the February 4 image integrated for 2 x 75 seconds (increasing the comet’s apparent brightness). During the period of this sequence, the comet shined at about magnitude 15.5-16.5 in visible light. In these images north is up [need to flip image top/bottom] east is left, and the field-of-view is about 2.5 arcminutes across, which corresponds to about 270,000-290,000 miles (435,000-470,000 kilometers) at the distance of the comet. NASA’s Swift satellite and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have also imaged Comet ISON recently in this region of space. Swift’s ultraviolet observations determined that the comet’s main body was spewing some 850 tons of dust per second at the beginning of the year, leading astronomers to estimate the comet’s nucleus diameter is some 3-4 miles (5-6 kilometers). HST scientists concurred with that size estimate, adding that the comet’s coma measures about 3100 miles (5000 km) across. Color composite produced by Travis Rector, University of Alaska Anchorage. Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA Composite , isophotes , analysis J.P.Navarro Pina ( Cometary Investigation Astrophysic Group_Facebook / NASA JPL )

martes, 4 de junio de 2013

IMAGE OF COMET 29P/SW-1 ( FAULKES TELESCOPE SOUTH 2 MTS )

Image of comet 29P/SW-1 from 2 mts Faulkes Telescope South , note the comet's coma in a spiral due to the rapid rotation of the nucleus . Date: Mon 03 June 2013, 09:41 UT Coordinates: 13:37:19.92, -21:34:59.88 Exposure: 180.0 s Credit: Image taken with Faulkes Telescope South operated by Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network Simulation of coma structure -- ( Sekanina , 1987 )

domingo, 2 de junio de 2013

ANALYSIS LARSON-SEKANINA FILTER 3D JETS

Analysis in 3D by larson-sekanina filter of images of comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp. CREDIT : NASA/HST image

Add on Cometary Investigation Astrophysic Group to NASA/ JPL

Added to COMETARY INVESTIGATION ASTROPHYSIC GROUP ( CIAG ) the collaboration of NASA / JPL ( Jet Propulsion Laboratory , Pasadena , California USA ) in recent publications .

sábado, 1 de junio de 2013

Spectroscopic Analysis of comet 103P/Hartley-2

I analyzed the spectrogram of comet 103P/HARTLEY-2 from spectroscopic's dates of HST HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE , instrument FOS , detector AMBER , and filter grosm prism G400H . In the hyperactive comet 103P/Hartley-2 , it was found that CO2 is the primary driver of activity , expelling quantities of sublimating ice grains , the comet 103P is very gas-rich , my personal analysis found high level flux of CN gas and low's levels of C3 ,C2 and NH . CREDIT : NASA/HST image .