Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  M 101  ·  NGC 5457  ·  The star 81UMa  ·  The star 82UMa  ·  The star 83UMa  ·  The star 84UMa  ·  The star 86UMa  ·  The star Alcor (80UMa)  ·  The star Mizar (ζUMa)
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Title: Comet Catalina beside the Pinwheel Galaxy and the stars Mizar and Alcor, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Title: Comet Catalina beside the Pinwheel Galaxy and the stars Mizar and Alcor
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Title: Comet Catalina beside the Pinwheel Galaxy and the stars Mizar and Alcor

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EFS 18-135 IS STM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D


Dates:Jan. 17, 2016

Frames: 3x480" (24')

Integration: 24'

Avg. Moon age: 7.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.02%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 946557

RA center: 13h45m11s

DEC center: +54°2454

Pixel scale: 22.886 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 163.847 degrees

Field radius: 4.583 degrees


Resolution: 620x413

Locations: Hoya Redonda - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain

Description

Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) imaged on January 17th, 2016 in a nice conjunction with the Pinwheel Galaxy (M 101) at left, and the pair of stars most popular in boreal skies, Mizar and Alcor, at upper right. The comet shows its dust tail toward down, whereas that a very faint ionic tail is barely visible projected toward the quoted couple of stars.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Title: Comet Catalina beside the Pinwheel Galaxy and the stars Mizar and Alcor, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó