|2013 March -
|2013 June -
Projected light curve. Note:
a) The error bars are huge. The perihelion brightness can take just about any value.
b) On any reasonable projection of brightness increase the light curve will be fairly flat at the moment. It is therefore not possible to make definitive statements about the comet's current performance.
c) The fitted curve appears above the observed points as it has been corrected for aperture in order to predict the naked eye brightness.
There was a joint Asteroids and Remote Planets Section and Comet Section meeting on 2012 October 6. This was held in Milton Keynes and included discussion of Rosetta. For the meeting notes see The Comet's Tale for 2012
There is a Comet Section meeting on 2013 May 18 to discuss observing techniques.
We hope to obtain EU funding to support a pro-am European meeting prior to the Rosetta encounter.