The outburst of Centaur 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann on 2020 February 4th
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We observed the 2020 February 4th outburst of the Centaur 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, using the James Gregory Telescope in St Andrews/UK. The brightness of the comet increased by ∼3 mag in VRI within 1-2 days, followed by a more gradual incline. This was one of the largest documented outbursts of this object over the past few years, but is consistent with previously observed events.
Donaldson , A & Scholz , A 2020 , ' The outburst of Centaur 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann on 2020 February 4th ' , Research Notes of the AAS , vol. 4 , no. 5 , 69 . https://doi.org/10.3847/2515-5172/ab936a
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