Comet Linear (1999 S4)

Break-Up Animation

2000 July 26.2, 27.2, 28.2 UT

Sequence begins approximately 1 day after initial break-up.

Images obtained by Laura Woodney and Clara Eberhardy

using the Hall 42-inch (1.1-m) telescope at Lowell Observatory

with a blue continuum narrowband filter (4450 A).

Trimmed image size: 450"x450" or 136,000x136,000 km.

Processing and animation sequence by David Schleicher.

Copyright 2000 Lowell Observatory

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