Impact with Comet Tempel 1
The Foam13 Observatory , with digital CCD instrument ,
finished some important scientific studies.
Study about impact of space probe DEEP IMPACT with comet TEMPEL1.
comet was discovered by the astronomer Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht
Tempel on 2th Aprile 1867, today it's known as 9/P Tempel1,
where 9P means that it is the 9th which you verify the recurrence, and
where 1 means that it was the first of periodical comets discovered by
In 1996 A'Hearn submitted a project to NASA to consider the possibility of launching a bullet on Temple 1 with a space probe. The following year NASA decided to finance the mission that would have investigated the comets nature.
|The space probe before the launch||The bullet weights 400 kg||Logo of Mission Deep Impact|
On 4th July 2005, at night the Astronomical Observatory FOAM13 attended with own digital cameras CCD to the observation of impact of Deep Impact with Tempel comet in the:
Group Study Nucleus of comets and asteroids (GSNCA)
Tradate “Messier13” onlus (FOAM13)
of Tradate (GAT)
of Sozzago (SAS-A12)
- Phisical Institute of space Interplanetary CNR of Rome
|The telescope Cassegrain 1.37metres Ruths||
Lorenzo Comolli , Giuseppe Macalli, Roberto Crippa, Lucia Guaita, Mauro Ghigo, Cesare Guaita.
|The CCD camera HiSIS43 built by EUROPIXEL factory system on the telescope Rhuts 1,37m of Merate.|
|In the same evening from Astronomical Station of Sozzago (SAS A 12) Federico Manzini made photometrical measures with a CCD camera HiSIS43. In the picture we can see the impact with a brilliance increase of asteroid dragging.|
|Thanks to the possibility of using the 140 centimetres diametre telescope Ruths of the Observatory of and the CCD cameras HiSIS43 of Astronomical Observatory of Tradate, we can observe the effect of the impact on comet Tempel1. We can observe below the comet before and after the impact.||
Picture shot by SAS A 12 Observatory of Sozzago where you can see the throws generated by impact of Deep Impact.
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