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On November 13, 2006 a comet with afterwards identifier Linear C/2006 VZ13 was discovered by automatic search system LINEAR (Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research).
The comet reached on July 14, 2007 the smallest earth distance with 85 million kilometers and will pass on August 10, 2007 with a distance of 152 million kilometers to the sun the perihelion point of his path. The comet reached in July 2007 more brightness as expected.
Elements of LINEAR C/2006 VZ13 Periheldistance 1.0152590 AU Exccentricity e 1.0002380 Inclination i 134.7934000 deg Argument of perihelion 174.1149000 deg Longitude of ascending node 66.0267000 deg Date of perihelion JD 2454323.39160 (10 Aug 2007 21:23:54)
|Apparent path of Comet Linear C/2006 VZ13 in July 2007|
Diagram created with Guide 8 von Bill J Gray
Video and images from comet observation on July 17, 2007
The comet was in 31 to 25 degree elevation above northwest horizon.
Comet Linear C/2006 VZ13 - Total from 30 images - (Σ 307 seconds)
Still video image with star identifiers for orientation - (Σ 10.24 seconds)
The movement of comet Linear C/2006 VZ13 on northern sky
45 minutes in 20 seconds time lapse video - MPEG4 2.8MB
Video equipment and setup
|The observation place at 48° 47′ 26.9" North, 15° 13′ 52.6" East, Elevation 607m (WGS84)|
July 17, 2007 at 00:46 UTC
21 July 2007
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