P/2000 Y3 (Scotti)
This comet was discovered by Spacewatch observer Jim Scotti (me!) on the
night of 2000 December 30 UT. This image is one of the 3 discovery
images, taken on 2000 December 30 at 03:55 UT.
The total integration time is about 159 seconds.
The comet is total
magnitude 18.5 and has a nuclear magnitude of about 19.7.
The faint tail was seen to extend 0.93 arcminutes in p.a. 269 degrees
and is seen to extend towards the top (west).
The coma is about 7 arcseconds across.
This image is about 4 arcminutes square with North at right and West to the
top. (Click on the thumbnail for a larger view.)
Last update: January 8, 2001