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The Next Oumuamua -- C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)

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#1 BillP

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:20 PM

https://www.cnet.com...headed-our-way/

 

A comet first spotted by a Ukrainian amateur astronomer looks to be just the second known object to visit our cosmic neighborhood from beyond the solar system. What could be an even bigger deal is that this one's been discovered as it's still approaching us.

 

The comet was found by Gennady Borisov of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory on Aug. 30, and went by the temporary name GB00234 until Wednesday. After being watched by several other observatories over the past few weeks, it was given the official name of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) by the Minor Planet Center.

 

 

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S&T - https://www.skyandte...headed-our-way/

 

NASA - https://www.jpl.nasa...hp?feature=7498


Edited by BillP, 12 September 2019 - 08:24 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:53 PM

Thanks for the link to the articles. Very Interesting!  Gennady Borisov looks like he has quite an impressive amateur telescope there.



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 12:35 PM

Thanks for the link to the articles. Very Interesting!  Gennady Borisov looks like he has quite an impressive amateur telescope there.

And he knows how to use it!




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