COMETARY ACTIVITY MISSIONS

MISSION K2

Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRs) made its close approach to the Sun in December 2022. It is now receding from the Sun. By observing this comet over a long period, you will help to understand its evolution. 

To observe your target:

Follow the HowTo Guide for A. The target is in the Unistellar app’s database.
In the Recording field be sure the following information is entered:

Record duration : 20min
Exposure time : 3971ms
Gain : 25db

Take at least 1 observation.

MISSION 29P

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 is a centaur/comet transition object. 29P has experienced many outbursts in its lifetime. By observing this object, we may be able to catch an outbursting event and better understand the mechanisms that cause these sudden increases in brightness.

Latest Outburst: January 12, 2023

To observe your target:

Follow the HowTo Guide for A. The target is in the Unistellar app’s database.
In the Recording field be sure the following information is entered:

Record duration : 20min
Exposure time : 3971ms
Gain : 25db

Take at least 1 observation.

MISSION E3

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) reached perihelion January 2023. It will make its close approach to the Earth on February 1, 2023. By observing this comet now, we may be able to predict when comet E3 will be visible by the naked eye. 

To observe your target:

Follow the HowTo Guide for A. The target is in the Unistellar app’s database. In the Recording field be sure the following information is entered:

Record duration : 20min
Exposure time : 3971ms
Gain : 25db

Take at least 1 observation.

New here? Head to our Tutorial for guidance on how to master your Unistellar telescope to become a Comet Watcher. 

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected].