[astronews] Tempel 1 jpg at time of impact

  • From: Burness Ansell <ki0ar@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Astronomy Newsletter <astronews@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 08:26:41 -0700 (PDT)

Here's a jpg image file showing the position of Comet Tempel 1 at the time of 
Deep Impact Probe
impact on July 4 at 0552 UTC (Jul 3 11:52 pm MDT) from Ft. Collins, Colorado, 
it will be only 14*
above the horizon. 

According to TheSky and the latest TLE for comets Temple1 will be  .894062 AU 
(83,058,360 miles)
from earth  or 7min  26sec. light time.  That will put Tempel 1-  13* above the 
horizon..... close
but, with NO ground clutter visible, a tough view at 9.7 mag. granted,  and 
hopefully 1 mag.


Courtesy of Tom Teters

Clear skies and keep looking up,
Burness Ansell

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