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Kitt Image of Comet Shoemaker-Levy


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This image is the sum of 6 - 300 second exposures obtained by Robert Jedicke with the 0.91-meter Spacewatch telescope of the Univeristy of Arizona on Kitt Peak on 1994 January 21. In the wide angle view, the faint dust trails can be faintly seen extending off both ends of the nuclear train. The 3 straight trails left of the comet are 3 satellites which traversed the field of view. Approximately 16-17 nuclei can be seen in the nuclear train and the tails extending from the individual nuclei can also be seen. The images were co-added by Travis Metcalfe and are provided curtesy of Jim Scotti.

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