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Comet C/2013 A1 at 15 milion Km from Mars, 



    
        

            Andrea Pistocchini - pisto92
Comet C/2013 A1 at 15 milion Km from Mars
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Comet C/2013 A1 at 15 milion Km from Mars

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tecnosky Apo triplet 80/480

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS450D

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 70/500

Guiding cameras: QHY5 II

Focal reducers: TecnoSky Spianatore/riduttore 0,8x

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS5 Photoshop CS5

Filters: Hutech IDAS 2" LPS D1


Dates:Oct. 22, 2014

Frames: 41x25"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.05%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 396811

RA center: 17h 42' 1"

DEC center: -24° 1' 1"

Orientation: -171.537 degrees

Field radius: 1.957 degrees


Resolution: 620x408

Locations: Germignaga, Germignaga, Varese, Italy

Description

Nell'ultimo giorno disponibile (almeno per quanto riguarda la mia strumentazione) sono riuscito a fotografare la congiunzione tra Marte e la cometa C/2013 A1 Siding Spring nel medesimo campo :) L'altezza alle 19.40 era di 11°, per arrivare agli 8° alle 20.05. Poi c'era la collina :D
Era la quinta volta che tentavo di riprendere questo raro fenomeno, le prime due con le nuvole, la terza con umidità, la quarta pessimo seeing :D Non pensavo di riuscire a prendere le deboli nubi galattiche della zona del Sagittario, ed invece...:D
Si tratta di 41x25 sec con Canon 450D e Tecnosky 80/480 ridotto a 384mm.

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The last day available (at least for my location and strumentation) i managed to photograph the conjunction between Mars and the Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring in the same field :) The height from horizon at 19.40 was 11°, to get to 8° at 20.05. Then there was the hill :D
It was the fifth time that I tried to take this rare phenomenon, the first two with clouds, the third with moisture, the fourth bad seeing :) I didn't think i cound be able to pick up faint Galactic clouds of Sagittarius, and instead ...:D
This is 41x25 sec with Canon 450D and Tecnosky 80/480 reduced to 384mm.

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Comet C/2013 A1 at 15 milion Km from Mars, 



    
        

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