A set of four large-scale exposures of comet Liller 1988 V taken between 1988 May 5 and May 10 is evaluated. The observations were obtained with the 63/85/187 cm Maksutov telescope of the Klet Observatory. The studied plasma tail is slightly fuzzy due to the projection on the dust tail. The length of the plasma tail on the best picture of May 7 is at least 1.5 degree. For this period the solar wind velocity was determined from the aberration angle of the plasma tail in the cometary environment. This value of the solar wind velocity is compared with the satellite data recorded near the Earth.
Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso
- Pub Date:
- August 1994
- PLASMA TAIL;
- SOLAR WIND