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

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi FSQ-106 ED
Imaging Cameras
Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD
Mounts
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Filters
Red · Green · Blue · Ha 5nm
Accessories
Starlight-XPress Filter Wheel · Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System · Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser
Software
Sequence Generator Pro · PIXINSIGHT 1.8 · Photoshop CS6
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 7, 2014
Frames:
Blue: 40x30" (20') -25°C bin 2x2
Green: 40x30" (20') -25°C bin 2x2
Ha 5nm: 20x120" (40') -25°C bin 2x2
Red: 40x30" (20') -25°C 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: 20h13m42s.2

DEC center: +41°5902

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