[BAA Comets] Comet 2p Encke dust trail?
rmiles.btee at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 27 23:05:24 GMT 2017
My understanding is that, according to JPL Horizons, we pass through the
plane of its orbit on February 22 and at the time of your Jan 20 observation
the angle was about 4.7 degrees off of the orbital plane of 2P/Encke. So, as
the days wear on, any such dust trail should become increasingly obvious.
Perihelion is on March 10 so this could be a particularly interesting
Hope this helps,
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