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

    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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