, Formerly known as Swazman-Watchman 1, is a From time to time , Discovered November 15, 1927 Germans Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwarzman and Arno Arthur Watchman in a laboratory in Hamburg, Germany. This comet is more precisely one The active centaur is a small body in the “area of giants” And , And 29P in this case a Slightly weird (0.04) is located beyond Jupiter (6) For the comet, as opposed to the 5.2 astronomical units for the planet). Active, that means showing up sometimes , I.e. a hair and / or a .
This comet, whose nucleus is about 60 kilometers in diameter, is unusual: in normal times, it orbits It glows in 1 to 5 degrees (i.e. 2.5 to 100 times brighter) in a few hours. In the usual one or two weeks.16, but suddenly several times a year
29P I have a phone In late September, the “shell” was surrounded by dust and then spread and scattered, as can be seen below . This video shows the evolution of the comet between September 28 and October 5. In the last picture, the dust tile is about 200,000 kilometers in diameter, almost one and a half times the diameter of Jupiter.