Picture of the month – December 2022

Every month, we will share an image obtained with one of the astronomical infrastructures of the LaSciL project.

The fuzzy object in the center of our Picture of the Month is a regular visitor coming from the outer Solar System, comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1.
Discovered in 1927, 29P is know for frequent outbursts leading to sudden increases in brightness. It is one of the most studied members of the Centaurs, a group of small icy bodies with orbits between those of Jupiter and Neptune.

This image was acquired on November 27 2022 by Maria Eleftheriou, a teacher from Greece, using the Faulkes Telescope North. It was taken t is a 120-second exposure on the rp filter.

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