Comet C/2002 X5 (Kudo-Fujikawa)


Observations in ICQ format

C/2002 X5 (Kudo-Fujikawa)
2002 Dec 23.18 UT: m1=6.9 Dia=6' DC=5  10x50B   Jure Atanackov (Velenje, Slovenia)
     [Very clear sky, LM5.7, bright moonlight]

2003 Jan 01.71 UT: m1=!6.6: Dia=2.5' DC=4   7x50B   Javor Kac (Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia)
     [Zenithal LM 6.4.]

2003 Jan 03.19 UT: m1=6.4 Dia=5' DC=5   7x50B   Javor Kac (Kostanjevec, Slovenia)
     [Comet at 18 deg. altitude. Very clear sky, zenithal LM 6.6]

2003 Jan 03.20 UT: m1=6.3 Dia=8' DC=5  10x50B   Jure Atanackov (Velenje, Slovenia)
     [Very transparent sky, NELM6.3, Bortle class 5 sky]

2003 Jan 03.71 UT: m1=6.6 Dia=4.5' DC=6   7x50B   Javor Kac (Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia)
     [Comet low at 13 deg. altitude; zenithal LM 6.2]

2003 Jan 11.70 UT: m1=!5.8: Dia=2' DC=7   7x50B   Javor Kac (Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia)
     [Comet at 8 deg. altitude with Sun at -14 deg. Zenithal limiting magnitude 5.4.]

2003 Jan 12.22 UT: m1=!5.6 Dia=9' DC=6 Tail: 0.2 deg   10x50B   Jure Atanackov (Velenje, Slovenia)
     [Quick obervation during break in fog. Coma diameter and tail length somewhat
     uncertain. Sun at -13 degrees.]

2003 Jan 12.70 UT: m1=!5.7 Dia=4' DC=6  10x50B   Jure Atanackov (Velenje, Slovenia)
     [Moonlight interference. Clear sky, NELM5.6. Comet difficult to estimate due
     to close proximity of 29 Aql (mv=3.01)]

2003 Jan 19.23 UT: m1=!4.2: Dia=3' DC=7   10x50B   Jure Atanackov (Velenje, Slovenia)
     [Bright twilight, comet fairly easy. Comet at +8 degrees, Sun at -9 degrees. Estimate
     fairly uncertain due to bright sky and a lack of suitable comparison stars.]

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