C/2001 RX14 (LINEAR)

C/2001 RX14 (LINEAR)
Reported observations:
2003 Jun. 03.87 UT: m1=12.9, Dia.=1', DC=3, ... 20.3-cm L (63x) ... Piotr Guzik (Krosno, Poland)
2003 May  30.86 UT: m1=12.7, Dia.=1', DC=3, ... 20.3-cm L (63x) ... Piotr Guzik (Krosno, Poland)
2003 May  29.29 UT: m1=13.2, Dia.=0.7', DC=3, ... 41-cm L ... John Drummond, (Gisborne, New Zealand) [RX14 is faint and diffuse. From previous observations RX14 is getting fainter. Used averted vision to see it]
2003 May  27.45 UT: m1=12.6, Dia.=1', DC=4, ... 28-cm T 133x ... Michael Mattiazzo (Wallaroo, South Australia)[HS comparisons]
2003 May  27.37 UT: m1=13.0, Dia.=0.5', DC=4, ... 41-cm L ... John Drummond (Gisborne, New Zealand) [RX14 is fairly faint and diffuse. Used averted vision to see it. A difficult observation (scope's position made me an acrobat!)]
2003 May  25.46 UT: m1=12.4, Dia.=1', DC=4, ... 28-cm T 133x ... Michael Mattiazzo (Wallaroo, South Australia) [HS comparisons]
2003 May  06.94 UT: m1=12.8, Dia.=0.7', DC=2, ... 30-cm L (100x) ... Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2003 May  05.90 UT: m1=13.0, Dia.=0.7', DC=2, ... 30-cm L (100x) ... Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2003 May  03.01 UT: m1=11.8, Dia.=1.5', DC=2, ... 20-cm SCT (77x) ... Juan Jose Gonzalez (Alto del Castro - Aralla, alt. 1720 m, Leon, North Spain)
2003 May  02.83 UT: m1=12.7, Dia.=1', DC=3, ... 30-cm L (60x) ... Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2003 May  01.85 UT: m1=11.7, Dia.=1.0', DC=2, ... 45-cm L (107x) ... Wolfgang Vollmann (Payerbach, Austria) [slightly hazy skies]
2003 May  01.83 UT: m1=12.5, Dia.=1.2', DC=2, ... 30-cm L (60x) ... Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2003 May  01.11 UT: m1=12.1 CCD, Dia.=0.27', DC=5/9, ... 0.41m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Petit Jean Mountain, H41) [Tail is seemingly scattered, quite broad but not fanned; very diffuse with strong coma]
2003 Apr. 30.84 UT: m1=12.8, Dia.=1', DC=2, ... 30-cm L (100x) ... Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2003 Apr. 30.32 UT: m1=12.0, Dia.=40", DC=5, ... 41-cm L ... John Drummond (Gisborne, New Zealand) [My first view of RX14 (northern object until now). Not overly bright, fairly condensed coma, average size. Comet's alt is 32* in the N. Stellar LM= 15.5, diffuse LM= 14.3 (scope)]
2003 Apr. 26.99 UT: m1= 12.1, Dia.=1', DC=1, ... 27-cm L (55x) ... Willian Souza (Sousas, Brazil)
2003 Apr. 26.90 UT: m1=12.7, Dia.=1', DC=1, ... 30-cm L (100x) ... Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2003 Apr. 25.84 UT: m1=12.5, Dia.=1.2', DC=2, ... 30-cm L (100x) ... Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2003 Apr. 20.96 UT: m1=11.8, Dia.=1.5', DC=2, ... 25-cm SCT (100x) ... Silvio Klausnitzer (Pohrsdorf, Germany)
2003 Mar. 11.45 UT: m1=11.2, Dia.=1.4', DC=5, ... 37-cm L (172x) ... Mike Linnolt (Honolulu, HI) [In-Out method. Tycho2+Bessell corr. NELM~4.8, comet remains fairly easy object despite light polluted skies]
2003 Mar. 09.01 UT: m1=10.8, Dia.=4', DC=5, ... 20-cm SCT (77x) ... Juan Jose Gonzalez (Camposagrado, alt.1135 m, Leon, North Spain) [elongated coma]
2003 Mar. 04.97 UT: m1=11.0, Dia.=3', DC=3, ... 21-cm L (55x) ... J. Carvajal (Madrid, Spain)
2003 Mar. 04.39 UT: m1=9.9 CCD, Dia.=0.41', DC=5/9, ... 0.41m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod, (ASO - Conway, AR) [Tail is seemingly increasing in both breadth (PA 188 to 310 degrees and intensity; double-coma illusion continues with secondary "hump" noted in PA 195 degrees; beautiful object]
2003 Mar. 02.36 UT: m1=10.9, Dia.=2.5', DC=5, Tail= 4' in PA: 250 ... 37-cmL (172x) ... Mike Linnolt (Dillingham, HI) [Out-Out method. Tycho2+Bessell corr. Dark sky site NELM~6.3 Tail has shortened significantly in last week.]
2003 Feb. 26.14 UT: m1=11.0, Dia.=1', DC=6, ... 15-cm R F/8 ... A. Diepvens (Balen, Belgium)
2003 Feb. 25.85 UT: m1=10.6, Dia.=1.5', DC=6, Tail= 5' in PA: 270 deg, ... 30-cm L (60x) ... Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2003 Feb. 25.80 UT: m1=10.7, Dia.=2', DC=3/, ... 15-cm L (42x) ... Sergey E. Shurpakov (Baran', Belarus)
2003 Feb. 25.75 UT: m1=10.5, Dia.=2.5', DC=4, ... 20.3-cm L (63x) ... Piotr Guzik (Krosno, Poland)
2003 Feb. 18.33 UT: m1=9.9 CCD, Dia.=1.2', DC=6/9, ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Tail begins at coma point 249 deg PA and stretches straight for about 76" arc, then curves rapidly to NW; *m2= 14.5 CCD; morphology difficult to discern with incoming clouds and bright moonlight]
2003 Feb. 14.21 UT: m1=10.8, Dia.=2', DC=2, ... 15-cm R F/15 ... A. Diepvens (Balen, Belgium)
2003 Feb. 13.35 UT: m1=9.6 CCD, Dia.=1.1', DC=6/9, ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ...  P. Clay Sherrod, (ASO - Petit Jean Mt.) [Moonlight. Curving tail emanating at PA 222 from coma and then curving sharply toward NNW; condensation appears to be getting larger and less starlike (*m2=14.3 CCD)]
2003 Feb. 11.40 UT: m1=10.0 CCD, Dia.=0.3', DC=7/9, ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Beautiful "peacock" type tail, curving and strongly fanned from 255 to 320 deg. PA; strongly condensed this morning (*m2=13.9 CCD)]
2003 Feb. 11.07 UT: m1=11.2, Dia.=1.3', DC=4, ... 30-cm L (60x) ... Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2003 Feb. 08.44 UT: m1=11.2, Dia.=2.2', DC=7, Tail= 3.5' in PA: 270 deg, ... 37-cmL (172x) ... Mike Linnolt (Dillingham, HI) [In-Out method. Tycho2+Bessell corr. Dark sky site NELM~6.3 Fairly broad, fan-like tail merging with asymmetrical coma.]
2003 Feb. 06.66 UT: m1=10.8, Dia.=1.9', DC=6, ... 32-cm L (58x) ... Yoshimi Nagai (Yamanashi, Japan) [Tail is 3' in PA 305.]
2003 Feb. 05.37 UT: m1=10.8 CCD, Dia.=2.3' elong., DC=6/9, ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Coma is seen as elonged nearly 1.0' in a near-west (275.5deg) direction from center; tail emanates at 260 deg for a few min. arc, then characteristically curving sharply to the NW; *m2=13.9CCD]
2003 Feb. 04.38 UT: m1=10.9 CCD, Dia.=3.2', DC=6/9, ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Tail is broadening considerably, emanating from coma at about 260 deg and curving sharply N. after some 2.5' near due west; comet appears significantly brighter than 2 days ago and was much more vivid in smaller apertures]
2003 Feb. 03.88 UT: m1=10.9, Dia.=1.5', DC=6, ... 20-cm L (x65) ... Stephen McCann (Southampton, England)
2003 Feb. 03.77 UT: m1=10.4, Dia.=1.7', DC=6/, ... 31.7-cm L f/6 (63x) ... Seiichi Yoshida (Ibaraki, Japan)
2003 Feb. 02.80 UT: m1=11.4, Dia.=1.5', DC=4, ... 20.3-cm L (63x) ... Piotr Guzik (Krosno, Poland) [Comet was really easy object, brighter than previously]
2003 Feb. 02.37 UT: m1=11.1, Dia.=2.0', DC=5, Tail= 4' in PA: 290 ... 37-cm L (172x) ... Mike Linnolt (Dillingham, HI) [In-Out method, Tycho2+Bessell corr. Dark sky site, NELM~6.3.]
2003 Jan. 31.71 UT: m1=11.1, Dia.=2.3', DC=6, ... 32-cm L (58x) ... Yoshimi Nagai (Yamanashi, Japan) [Tail is 4' in PA 290.]
2003 Jan. 31.33 UT: m1=10.3 CCD, Dia.=.45', DC=7/9, ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Poor conditions, but comet maintaining consistent size, shape and brightness.]
2003 Jan. 30.74 UT: m1=10.7, Dia.=2.5', DC=7, ... 31.7-cm L f/6 (63x) ... Seiichi Yoshida (Ibaraki, Japan)
2003 Jan. 29.91 UT: m1=11.4, Dia.=1.5', DC=6, ... 20-cm L (x65) ... Stephen McCann (Southampton, England)
2003 Jan. 27.91 UT: m1=11.2, Dia.=2', DC=6, Tail= 0.1 deg. in PA: 300 deg, ... 20-cm SCT (77x) ... Juan Jose Gonzalez (Camposagrado, alt.1100 m, Leon, North Spain) [Fan-shaped tail]
2003 Jan. 27.37 UT: m1=10.2 CCD, Dia.=0.65', DC=7/9, ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Tail measured via densitometry in: (PA/length) 280d 2.2'/ 295d 3.9' / 304d 4.1'; all components uniformly curving to NW; the head appears either elongation E-W or segmented with an extension in PA 270deg.]
2003 Jan. 26.39 UT: m1=10.9, Dia.=2.0', DC=5, Tail= 5' in PA: 280, ... 37-cm L (172x) ... Mike Linnolt (Dillingham, HI) [In-Out method. Tycho2+Bessell corr. Dark sky site, NELM~6.3]
2003 Jan. 26.06 UT: m1=11.2, Dia.=1.5', DC=6/, Tail= 6' in PA: 280 deg, ... .45-cm L (91x) ... J. Carvajal (Toledo, Spain) [Beautiful sight that remains C/2002 V1 in miniature. Tail is clearly visible superimposing a background star.]
2003 Jan. 26.06 UT: m1=11.0, Dia.=1', DC=6, Tail= 4' in PA: 280 deg, ... 45-cm L (91x) ... J. M. San Juan (Toledo, Spain)
2003 Jan. 23.97 UT: m1=11.2, Dia.=2', DC=6, Tail= 0.2 deg. in PA: 300 deg, ... 20-cm SCT (77x) ... Juan Jose Gonzalez (Sierra del Aramo, alt.1005 m, Asturias, North Spain) [Fan-shaped tail]
2003 Jan. 23.92 UT: m1=11.9, Dia.=0.8', DC=7, ... 20-cm L (x65) ... Stephen McCann (Southampton, England)
2003 Jan. 22.41 UT: m1=11.7 CCD, Dia.=.35', DC=6/9, ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Curving tail with strong segment that projects from W perimeter of coma due west (270d) for .75', then curves sharply to PA 312 deg for 2.6'; (*m2 = 14.6CCD)]
2003 Jan. 15.42 UT: m1=10.5 CCD, Dia.=2.0', DC=8/9, ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Tail clearly demonstrates at least three and possible four "streamers." Actual computer measurements of 3 primary are: (PA & lengths) 285d, 5.1' / 296.7d, 4.0 / 307.1d, 1.8' and a 4th short spike is suspected. Images reveal positions similar if not same to previous observations (*m2 = 14.2CCD)]
2003 Jan. 15.03 UT: m1= 11.3, Dia.=2', DC= 6 , no tail, ... 20-cm SCT x 80 ... Carlos Labordena (Castellon, Spain)
2003 Jan. 12.46 UT: m1=10.3 CCD, Dia.=3.1', DC=7/9, ... 0.41-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Showing a very beautiful tail with three distinct streamers suspected earlier; image clearly demonstrates very thin and long streamers emanting from PA points 270, 300 & 320 deg.; tail appears to expand immediately west of the large coma.]
2003 Jan. 11.84 UT: m1=10.9, Dia.=1.8', DC=7, ... 32-cm L (58x) ... Yoshimi Nagai (Yamanashi, Japan) [Tail is 5' in PA 270.]
2003 Jan. 11.82 UT: m1=10.9, Dia.=2.2', DC=6, Tail= 5.5' in PA 305 deg, ... 31.7-cm L f/6 (63x) ... Seiichi Yoshida (Ibaraki, Japan)
2003 Jan. 10.98 UT: m1=11.9, Dia.=0.7', DC=5, Tail= 3' in PA: 290 deg, ... 30-cm L (60x) ... Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2003 Jan. 08.82 UT: m1=10.9, Dia.=1.9', DC=6, ... 32-cm L (58x) ... Yoshimi Nagai (Yamanashi, Japan) [Tail is 7' in PA 285.]
2003 Jan. 07.43 UT: m1=10.7 CCD, Dia.=1.8', DC=7/9, ... 0.31-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod, (ASO - Conway) [Characteristics virtually unchanged in past three dates; coma appears perhaps slightly more intense (*m2=14.7CCD)]
2003 Jan. 06.92 UT: m1=11.5, Dia.=1', DC=3, Tail= 4' in PA: 315 deg, ... 30-cm L (60x) ... Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2003 Jan. 06.59 UT: m1=10.9, Dia.=1.7', DC=5/, ... 32-cm L (58x) ... Yoshimi Nagai (Yamanashi, Japan)
2003 Jan. 06.01 UT: m1=11.5, Dia.=1' , DC=3/, ... 15 -cm L (42x) ... Sergey E. Shurpakov (Baran', Belarus)
2002 Nov. 07.13 UT: m1=11.3, Dia.=1.5', DC=5, ... 20.3-cm L (63x) ... Piotr Guzik (Krosno, Poland)
2002 Nov. 04.80 UT: m1=11.6, Dia.=1.7', DC=6, ... 32-cm L (58x) ... Yoshimi Nagai (Yamanashi, Japan) [comet has long coma and faint tail]
2002 Nov. 02.81 UT: m1=11.5, Dia.=1.6', DC=6, ... 32-cm L (58x) ... Yoshimi Nagai (Yamanashi, Japan)
2002 Nov. 02.72 UT: m1=12.1, Dia.=1.4', DC=4, ... 25.4-cm T f/6.3 (116x) ... Seiichi Yoshida (Ibaraki, Japan)
2002 Nov. 02.09 UT: m1=12.2, Dia.= 2', DC= 2, no tail, ... 250x60 D ... Carlos Labordena (Castellon, Spain) [I haven't a clue as to what instrument a "D" represents; csm]
2002 Oct. 19.14 UT: m1=11.5, Dia.=1.2', DC=5, Tail= 6' in PA: 280 deg ... 20.3-cm L (63x) ... Piotr Guzik (Krosno, Poland) [Small condensed object with faint tail]
2002 Oct. 16.79 UT: m1=11.7, Dia.=1.4', DC=6, ... 32-cm L (91x) ... Yoshimi Nagai (Yamanashi, Japan) [faint tail is 0.1 degrees in PA 285]
2002 Oct. 13.05 UT: m1=12.7, Dia.=1', DC=1, ... 25-cm L (96x) ... C. Segarra (Algimia, Spain)
2002 Oct. 12.80 UT: m1=11.7, Dia.=1.9', DC=6, ... 32-cm L (91x) ... Yoshimi Nagai (Yamanashi, Japan)
2002 Oct. 09.936 UT: m1=13.96 CCD, Dia.=9", DC=6, Tail= 1.8' in PA: 282 deg, ... 25-cm SCT/CCD ... Iain McDonald (St. Andrews, Scotland) [Error in m1=0.58, due to GSC uncertainties. S/N<15. Tail easily visible. Bright jet observed at PA310 around 00:00 UT.]
2002 Oct. 01.78 UT: m1=12.6, Dia.=0.8', DC=5, ... 32-cm L (91x) ... Yoshimi Nagai (Yamanashi, Japan) [A little moonlight(moonage is 24.6), but weather condition was good. In-focus magnitude limit was about 14.5.]
2002 Sep. 19.10 UT: m1=16.7 CCD, Dia.=15", DC=4, Tail= 25" in PA: 92 deg, ... 36-cm L +CCD ... E. Cozzi (Mozzate, Italy) [very poor sky conditions]
2002 Sep. 12.07 UT: m1=12.2, Dia.=1', DC=3, ... 20.3-cm L (108x) ... Piotr Guzik (Krosno, Poland)[Moderately condensed object, NEL=6.5 near this comet]
2002 Sep. 06.38 UT: m1=13.5 CCD, Dia.=12", DC=6/9, ... 0.31-m SCT/CCD ... P. Clay Sherrod (ASO - Conway) [Comet is very close to mag. 14.4 star and difficult to measure m1 accurately; appears to be a possible very short extension in PA 260 deg.]
2002 Nov. 18.04 UT: m1=11.8, Dia.=1', DC=6, no tail, ... 25-cm L (45x) ... Toni Scarmato (Calabria, Italy) [Intense moonlight]
2002 Nov. 13.12 UT: m1=12.1, Dia.=1', DC=5, Tail= 3', ... 25-cm L (45x) ... Toni Scarmato (Calabria, Italy)