Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cancer (Cnc)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Garradd of May, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Garradd of May
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Garradd of May, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Garradd of May
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Bresser Skylux 70/700

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: PHD guiding  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Accessory: Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector


Dates:May 22, 2012

Frames: 4x120" (8') ISO800

Integration: 8'

Darks: 15

Flats: 10

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 1.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.07%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Mean SQM: 19.10

Mean FWHM: 4.35

Temperature: 22.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3674105

RA center: 8h 52' 59"

DEC center: +29° 9' 28"

Pixel scale: 4.898 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.554 degrees

Field radius: 1.045 degrees


Resolution: 1280x850

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain

Description

The comet Garradd is quickly moving away from our point of view on Earth, so that your size and apparent brightness is going down drasticly in only a month and a little more. In the image can appreciate yet a wide and short dust tail toward down right.

More info in the Blog  Cometografia.es

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Garradd of May, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó