Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) in Cygnus, 



    
        

            Mike Oates
Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) in Cygnus
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Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) in Cygnus

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Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) in Cygnus, 



    
        

            Mike Oates
Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) in Cygnus
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Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) in Cygnus

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8

Filters: Green  ·  Blue  ·  Ha 5nm

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser  ·  Starlight-XPress Filter Wheel


Dates:Sept. 7, 2014

Frames:
Blue: 40x30" (20') -25C bin 2x2
Green: 40x30" (20') -25C bin 2x2
Ha 5nm: 20x120" (40') -25C bin 2x2
Red: 40x30" (20') -25C bin 2x2

Integration: 1h 40'

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 12.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.23%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3453451

RA center: 20h 13' 42"

DEC center: +41° 59' 2"

Pixel scale: 1.436 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.920 degrees

Field radius: 0.863 degrees


Resolution: 3356x2736

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) as it passed through Cygnus. LBN 243 is just to the right of the comet with IC 1318a bottom left.

The star and nebula image subs were taken the following night so that the comet can be shown against the background which would normally be trailed when aligning on the comet. The same exposures using RGB filters were used for both the comet and the background.

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Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) in Cygnus, 



    
        

            Mike Oates