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C/2009 R1 McNaught

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C/2009 R1, one of more than fifty comets known as Comet McNaught, is a non-periodic comet discovered by British-Australian astronomer Robert H. McNaught on September 9, 2009, using the Uppsala Southern Schmidt Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia. The discovery was confirmed the same day at the Optical Ground Station telescope at Tenerife. After the discovery, earlier images of the comet were found from July 20, August 1, and August 18, 2009. It is believed C/2009 R1 will leave the Solar System permanently.

Object Information

Name C/2009 R1 McNaught

Acquisition / Processing

Exposure L - 3 x 1 min Bin 1
RGB - 1 x 1 min Bin 1
Total 6 min
Telescope Tak 150 @ f7.3
Camera SBIG STL-11
Mount AP 900GTO
Filters Astrodon-Gen 1 LRGB
Location San Pedro Creek, NM
Date June 12, 2010

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