P/1998 S1 (LINEAR-Mueller)
This image of Periodic comet LINEAR-Mueller was obtained on
1998 December 14 with Spacewatch. The image is 5.7 by 6.3
arcminutes on a side with North at top and West to the right.
The coma diameter is about 31 arcseconds in this co-added image.
The inner coma structure is reminiscent of the appearance of
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1, though smaller and fainter.
This image is the result of co-adding 3 consecutive images,
shifting them to account for the comets motion.
(Click on the thumbnail for a larger view.)
Last update: December 16, 1998