Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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2009 R1 McNaught Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
2009 R1 McNaught Comet
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2009 R1 McNaught Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
2009 R1 McNaught Comet
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade ETX-70

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Software: PixInsight LE  ·  Iris


Dates:June 12, 2010

Frames: 23x80" (30' 40") ISO400

Integration: 30' 40"

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 0.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Mean SQM: 17.80


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4344964

RA center: 3h 2' 57"

DEC center: +45° 55' 19"

Pixel scale: 6.538 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.549 degrees

Field radius: 1.488 degrees


Resolution: 1280x1024

Data source: Unknown

Description

The comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught) is one of 54 comets discovered by Robert H. McNaught from Australian observatory Siding Spring Survey. Discovered with 17 magnitude on September 9, 2009, on its approach to Earth augmented your bright until 8,5 magnitude on middle May doing visible trough binoculars. During maximum approach days, when was taken this image, the comet was visible at naked eye (from dark places) with 5,5 magnitude before dawn at only 15 degrees above East horizon. In the image is highlight a fluorescent turquoise coma, a long ionic tail 1,5 degrees lenght, and barely showing a small tail of dust mixed with the gas of coma.

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A  (in Spanish)

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2009 R1 McNaught Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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