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67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko - Preliminary report

The CARA data recorded on 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko are summarized in the enclosed preliminary report in pdf format. 

The observations concern both the current apparition and all the recorded data by the CARA consortium in the three last apparitions of this comet. An average plot corrected for the solar phase angle is shown.


The observers that contributed with their observations are:


Winafrho 1.9 released

he release 1.9 of Winafro has been released.
Go to the "Software downloads" section after logged in.

Afrho measures DB

We putted the Afrho measures DataBase off-line for maintenance reasons.
It will be on line as soon as possible.
We apologize for he inconvenience.

New CARA Project logo

As probably already noticed we have modified our logo to be "coherent" with the new designations ot the acronym CARA.
Thanks to Mauro Facchini, from Osservatorio Astronomico "G.Montanari" for design the new logo.

Giovanni Sostero

It is with much sadness that I share with you the loss of our friend Giovanni Sostero.

Comet 168P/Hergenrother outburst

Here you can find a preliminary Af[rho] plot of 168P/Hergenrother, referring to its recent outburst:

103P/Hergenrother outburst

Report of the annual meeting of UAI research sections on meteorites, asteroids and comets.

Hereafter a brief report of the annual meeting.

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Database is online !

The Afrho Database is now online.
It is browsable by authenticated users only, using the menù tab "Afrho measures".

Afrho Databased available

The Afrho Database is now online.
It is browsable by authenticated users only.

We are going to implements the export filters; at the moment we can export as CSV file the data displayed by the query.
Feel free to contact me to notice me errors and/or implementation as well as help requests (just use the contact module and write to webmaster).

the admin

C/2009 P1

Comet C/2009 P1 is displaying a nearly constant Afrho quantity behaviour with a value close to 6500 - 7000 cm in R band for a 20000 km radius window.

Observations are due to Erik Bryssink (Brixiis Observatory- Belgium), Rolando Ligustri (Talmassons Observatory - Italy), Giannantonio Milani (Padova - Italy), Giovanni Sostero, Ernesto Guido and Nick Howes (Remanzacco Observatory and Faulkes Telescope North).

C2009/P1- Afrho plot

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