Antilhue - Chile

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Image Data

Designation C/2000_WM1(LINEAR)
Object type Comet
Description This unannounced visitor from the far reaches of our solar system was discovered by the automatic LINEAR survey cameras and put up a nice show in the predawn sky, eventually reaching a maximum of about mag 4.0, transforming into an easy naked eye object and a real treat in binoculars.
Exposure L 20 s @ -10C, 1x1
Camera SBIG ST-10E, no filter
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 10Feb2002 - 08:31 UTC
Conditions Transparency 6,  Seeing 5-6, Temperature +19C