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

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
FSQ-106ED
Imaging Cameras
STL-11000M

Acquisition details

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

Description

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

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Comet Catalina & Whirlpool Galaxy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó