Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Ophiuchus (Oph)  ·  Contains:  M 14  ·  NGC 6402

Image of the day 04/14/2016

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Comet 252P and M14 on the Milky Way, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 252P and M14 on the Milky Way
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Comet 252P and M14 on the Milky Way

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: STL-11000M


Dates:April 5, 2016

Frames: 4x240" (16')

Integration: 16'

Avg. Moon age: 27.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.79%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1028560

RA center: 17h35m07s.2

DEC center: -03°3849

Pixel scale: 11.713 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.665 degrees

Field radius: 2.346 degrees


Resolution: 620x413

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

Description

After approaching to 0.036 AU to Earth, the comet 252P/LINEAR has had an outburst that have triggered an oversized coma of 1 degree and has increased its brightness until magnitude 6, being observable at naked eye from dark skies. When was taken this image on April 5th, 2106 the comet passed close to M14, a globular cluster on the Milky Way in the constellation Ophiuchus.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet 252P and M14 on the Milky Way, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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