[BAA Comets] Comet 2p Encke dust trail?

Richard Miles rmiles.btee at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 27 23:05:24 GMT 2017

Hi Denis,

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,
Richard Miles

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