Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 51  ·  NGC 5194  ·  NGC 5195  ·  Whirlpool galaxy
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Comet Catalina & Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet Catalina & Whirlpool Galaxy
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Comet Catalina & Whirlpool Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: STL-11000M

Dates:Jan. 13, 2016

Frames: 6x300" (30')

Integration: 30'

Avg. Moon age: 3.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.21%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 941982

RA center: 13h45m06s.10

DEC center: +46°0050

Pixel scale: 14.049 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -177.006 degrees

Field radius: 4.017 degrees

Resolution: 620x344

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


Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) imaged on January 13th 2016 in a wide field. Its long ionic tail is projected toward west to a distance of more than 6 degrees, but more faint and with less details that in my previous image taken only two days ago; however the dust tail more short and brilliant toward south barely changed. Aside from several small galaxies scattered by field, in the upper right highlights the classical spiral galaxy M 51: the Whirlpool Galaxy.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es


Sky plot

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Comet Catalina & Whirlpool Galaxy, 


            José J. Chambó