2010 Schwassman Wachmann 1 Decade Bright OUTBURST + A2 Asteroid Collision

A continuous photometric monitoring of Centaur 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 is being currently performed from Spain. We have analyzed multi-band images taken in V, R, and I filters on Feb. 3.181, 2010 by A. Sanchez (MPC442). This object exhibits a stellar appearance in the images with an apparent diameter of 15 arcsec. The derived magnitude of the comet in a 10 arcsec standard photometry field is +11.7 R, +11.5 I, and +11.9 V. These data suggest that this comet is currently experiencing an unusual outburst, probably the brightest in the last decade according the recent photometric compilation by Trigo-Rodriguez et al. (2009) A&A 485, 599.

SS: a Pacific wide tsunami happened within hours after holmes* priestess ( her name is britney ) changed her hair back to blonde .. comet Schwassman wachmann 1 was in decade bright outburst in the beehive crown on day of tsunami . outbursts from SW1 usually only last about two weeks so this is a very rare outburst for this comet as it moves through the beehive crown . this outburst was also accompanied by the A2 Linear Asteroid Collision in the beehive crown as well as can be seen in the above skymap .

Pacific Wide Tsunami

SS: this earthquake tsunami happened within hours after holmes* priestess ( her name is britney ) changed her hair back to blonde .. comet Schwassman wachmann 1 in decade bright outburst in the beehive crown on day of tsunami .

 

02 April 2010 Schwassman - Wachmann 1 OUTBURST

SS: here SW1 is starting to subside on week nine from it's decade bright outburst .. O2 Beestinger is near " queens Eye " .

 

16 April 2010 Secondary OUTBURST

SS: on week ten just as the comet was starting to subside a little from its decade bright outburst the comet went into a secondary outburst in which appeared to coincide with the second iceland " skull volcano " eruption ..

This aerial image shows the crater spewing ash and plumes of grit at the summit of the volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier Saturday April 17, 2010. A lingering volcanic ash plume forced extended no-fly restrictions over much of Europe Saturday, as Icelandic scientists warned that volcanic activity had increased and showed no sign of abating a portent of more travel chaos to come. Although the ash plume has grown, a northerly wind was expected to allow enough visibility for scientists to fly over the volcano Saturday. (AP Photo/Arnar Thorisson/Helicopter.is) ** ICELAND OUT **

Ice chunks carried downstream by floodwaters caused by volcanic activity lie on the Markarfljot river bank Friday April 16 2010, some 120km east of the capital Rejkavik, Iceland. The Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano began erupting for the second time in a month on Wednesday, sending ash several miles (kilometers) into the air. Winds pushed the plume south and east across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and into the heart of Europe causing travel chaos.(AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti )