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Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann appears to have undergone another massive outburst, this time on 2010 February 2 increasing in brightness by a factor of 30-40. The object is one of the largest active comets known. It follows a near-circular path about 6.2 AU from the Sun, i.e. well beyond the orbit of Jupiter. This is its fourth outburst of a similar magnitude in the past 8 years.
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Ephemeris
Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   mag
2010 02 03 09 38.85 +12 13.5 5.217 6.192 170.8 1.5 15.5 18.7
2010 02 08 09 36.51 +12 21.2 5.208 6.193 176.2 0.6 15.5 18.7
2010 02 13 09 34.14 +12 29.1 5.207 6.194 177.1 0.5 15.5 18.6
2010 02 18 09 31.79 +12 37.1 5.215 6.195 171.9 1.3 15.5 18.7
2010 02 23 09 29.49 +12 44.8 5.230 6.196 166.4 2.2 15.5 18.8
2010 02 28 09 27.29 +12 52.2 5.253 6.197 160.8 3.0 15.5 18.9


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Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 is again in outburst

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag    
2009 11 20 09 52.23 +12 10.0 6.069 6.176 91.6 9.2 15.8
2009 11 25 09 53.09 +12 01.4 5.988 6.177 96.4 9.1 15.8
2009 11 30 09 53.69 +11 54.1 5.909 6.178 101.3 9.0 15.8
2009 12 05 09 54.03 +11 48.1 5.831 6.179 106.2 8.8 15.7
2009 12 10 09 54.11 +11 43.5 5.754 6.180 111.3 8.5 15.7
2009 12 15 09 53.91 +11 40.2 5.681 6.181 116.4 8.2 15.7
2009 12 20 09 53.44 +11 38.2 5.610 6.182 121.6 7.8 15.7
2009 12 25 09 52.70 +11 37.6 5.543 6.183 126.8 7.3 15.6
2009 12 30 09 51.70 +11 38.4 5.481 6.184 132.2 6.8 15.6


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Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 is again in outburst
The brightening of the periodic comet was discovered by J. M. Trigo-Rodriguez, Institute of Space Sciences.

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Outburst of comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann.
The comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann has brightened up again reaching magnitude 11.0 V. on September 21, 2008.
The brightening was observed by Juan Antonio.

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