It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
This site collects community content about NASA. We invite you to join the conversation!
If you find something you don't think belongs, please let us know!
Page Last Updated: March 3rd, 2011; Page Editor: JESS3; NASA Official: Beth Beck
Comet Elenina entered the asteroid belt, while it is in a rarefied part of it, near the far border. Due to the fact that the orbit of the comet is unique in its small inclination for long-period comets (the second example could be the comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin), it was decided to calculate the close encounters of the comet with the main belt asteroids.
Search encounters held on the interval from 18 February to 18 June 2011, with the help of software package ArtemisSIMULATOR. Refine approach distances were held in the program EPOS. As a result, 4 were found convergence:
- 28 February 1999 with the asteroid TV67, distance 1,774,707 km (0.012 AU);
- April 7, with the asteroid 4336 Jasniewicz, distance of 1,119,713 km (0.008 AU);
- April 19, with the asteroid 2009 TJ9, distance 325,428 km (0.002 AU);
- May 20, with the asteroid 1999 RQ176, distance 338,403 km (0.002 AU)
Of particular interest are the last two flights, astroid will pass through a sufficiently dense dust tail of a comet. Perhaps we will be able to capture the data closer to using large telescopes. Determine the influence of gravitational perturbations of a comet to an asteroid, using ground-based optical observations, unfortunately not succeed.edit on 4-3-2011 by gringoboy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by bekod
well this might might not help members.westnet.com.au...
i hope that works for you.
Latest orbit update indicates that the comet will pass perihelion on September 10, 2011 at a distance of 0.48 AU, later encountering the Earth on October 17 at 0.23 AU.
C/2010 X1 Elenin The Great Binocular Comet of 2011 ? Closest to Sun on 10 Sep 2011 at 0.48AU Closest to Earth on 17 Oct 2011 at 0.23AU Maximum magnitude ?3-4 in Sep-Oct 2011 Left: Image of comet 2010 X1 Elenin. Right: Guide V8 software showing position of comet. 2011 Jan 28.5UT 15x10 second exposures. C11 SCT and starlight express CCD. current magnitude about 17.5-18.0 Fuzzy patch below centre is a galaxy! A Russian amateur astronomer, Leonid Elenin of Lyubertsy near Moscow, discovered a 19th magnitude comet on December 10, 2010 using a remotely controlled telescope situated in New Mexico, USA . Latest orbit update indicates that the comet will pass perihelion on September 10, 2011 at a distance of 0.48 AU, later encountering the Earth on October 17 at 0.23 AU. The observing circumstances from Earth's perspective are highly favourable as comets are concerned. The close passage to the Sun and later close encounter with Earth are important factors in producing bright comets, especially if the solar encounter causes disruption to the nucleus, releasing dust particles. What is also interesting about this comet is that its inclination is only 1.8 degrees from Earths orbit. We will observe the comet edge-on throughout the apparition, enhancing the dust tail and trail, should the comet be dust rich. Maximum brightness at this stage is difficult to predict, but may appear visible to the unaided eye at 4th magnitude, when well situated in the evening sky for Southern hemisphere observers during early September 2011. By mid September, it continues to brighten but is lost to evening twilight. By late September, it passes 2 degrees from the Sun and should be visible through the SOHO C3 coronagraph (between Sep 23 and 29), and STEREO A&B spacecraft. A maximum phase angle of 177 degrees is reached around September 26. Dust is very efficient at forward scattering of sunlight. A surge of 2 magnitudes is possible if the comet is dust rich. However, the comet is not expected to be observable from the ground and and any attempts to do so will be very risky! During early October, comet Elenin reappears in dawn skies for Northern hemisphere observers. Southerners need to wait until mid-October before the comet is sufficiently high enough for observation, but moonlight will interfere until October 23rd.
A surge of 2 magnitudes is possible if the comet is dust rich. However, the comet is not expected to be observable from the ground and and any attempts to do so will be very risky!
Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by gringoboy
We need to understand consciousness. We need to do Good, help others, towns adopt third world towns. No time to worry about making the politicians and their negative overlords see the light, we can do things now.
Good creates good, draws in our help.
We can envison everyone waking up.
Well, I've practiced the law of affinity, the bringing in more higher frequency things, like prayer, meditation, sungazing, birdsong, laughter, and envisioning (I pray it, I give it to the Creator and Family, all that is True Love and Goodness in existence) and have had miracles regarding this.
We need to understand, its all a test and its about our consciousness growing or shrinking, progression/regression. The more we think of others the more Good comes in to help.
Originally posted by gringoboy
Finally the claim of no official credential for a comet affecting or being changed because of magnetic reconnection is answered, electric propagation universe is valid.
This thread is in the philosphers hoax corner because of supposed no validity - make of it what you will.
Israeli schoolbus hit with anti-tank weapon fired from Gaza ...
Apr 18, 2011 ... I personally think that Hamas is in collaboration with comet Elinin and planet Nirubu to destroy the Taco Bell franchise in Israel. ...