CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 24, year: 1994
- Author(s): PITTICH, E.M.; ZVOLANKOVA, J.; TICHA, J.; TICHY, M.; KUBACEK, D.
- Journal: Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso,
vol. 24, p. 111-116.
- Date: 08/1994
- Title: Comet Liller 1988 V and solar wind
- Keyword(s): COMET, PLASMA TAIL, SOLAR WIND
- Pages: 111 -- 116
A set of four large-scale exposures of comet Liller 1988 V taken between
1988 May 5 and May 10 is evaluated. The observations were obtained with the
63/85/187 cm Maksutov telescope of the Klet Observatory. The studied plasma
tail is slightly fuzzy due to the projection on the dust tail. The length of
the plasma tail on the best picture of May 7 is at least 1.5 degree. For this
period the solar wind velocity was determined from the aberration angle of the
plasma tail in the cometary environment. This value of the solar wind velocity
is compared with the satellite data recorded near the Earth.
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