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Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, 


            José J. Chambó

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:FSQ-106ED

Imaging camera:STL-11000M

Resolution: 1200x900

Dates:Sept. 10, 2018

Frames: 6x180"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.86 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.83%

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility


Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner imaged on September 10th 2018, just on its perihelion day at minimum distance to Sun. Moreover almost coinciding with its maximum approaching to Earth, all this do the present apparition of periodical comet as the most favorable in decades. Located into constellation Auriga in the middle of the Milky Way on a full starfield and casually passing between the large open clusters M 36 at right and M 37 at left, also some reddish interstellar dust clouds can be detected mixing between stars.

Telescope Takahashi FSQ-106 f/5.0 & Camera SBIG STL-11000M.
Mosaic of 2 tiles, 9 min. each.
Remotely from Mayhill, New Mexico (USA).

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José J. Chambó
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Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, 


            José J. Chambó

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