Comet C2008 C1 / Chen Gao........................................................................ Page Updated 15th February 2008


24th February 2008 by Dave Storey
















Comet Chen Gao was small and faint as seen on the CCD. Guide8 has the magnitude as +12.4 at a distance of 1.34 AU (200 461 000km / 124 561 000 miles) The comet will get a little brighter in April at +11.7 , so isn't expected to be naked eye.


History: Discovered by Tao Chen (Suzhou City, Jiangsu province, China) and Xing Gao (Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China) at Xingming Observatory, Mt. Nanshan on 1st February 2008. They used a Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT) DSLR with a 200mm f2.8 lens.









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