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Catalina with Open Cluster NGC 1545, 


            Tony Cook
Catalina with Open Cluster NGC 1545

Catalina with Open Cluster NGC 1545

Technical card

Resolution: 4270x2824

Dates:March 30, 2016

Frames: 61x300" ISO800

Integration: 5.1 hours

Darks: ~53

Flats: ~74

Flat darks: ~71

Avg. Moon age: 21.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.39% job: 1035861

RA center: 65.672 degrees

DEC center: 50.182 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.189 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.174 degrees

Field radius: 0.846 degrees

Locations: Dark Sky Site, Kirby Malzeard, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom


Around the date this image was taken, Earth was passing through the plane of the comet's orbit. From this view point the comet is moving very slowly against the background stars while the dust tail is seen edge on and thin. The comet was slowly moving past the open cluster NGC 1545 in the constellation of Perseus.

Other images of C/2013 US10

29th December 2015
1st January 2016
9th January 2016
15th January 2016
31st January 2016
28th February 2016
30th March 2016

3D Stereo (relaxed eyes) 15th January 2016
3D Stereo (crossed eyes) 15th January 2016
Evolution sequence



Tony Cook
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


Catalina with Open Cluster NGC 1545, 


            Tony Cook

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