Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Pegasus (Peg)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet 168P/Hergenrother on October 2012, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 168P/Hergenrother on October 2012
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Comet 168P/Hergenrother on October 2012

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Comet 168P/Hergenrother on October 2012, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 168P/Hergenrother on October 2012
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Comet 168P/Hergenrother on October 2012

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Bresser Skylux 70/700

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: PHD guiding  ·  Jasc Software Paintshop Pro  ·  AstroPlanner  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  Iris  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Accessory: Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector


Dates:Oct. 8, 2012

Frames: 11x240" (44') ISO400

Integration: 44'

Darks: 20

Flats: 10

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 22.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.07%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 19.30

Mean FWHM: 4.61

Temperature: 24.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3530580

RA center: 23h 59' 20"

DEC center: +25° 6' 7"

Pixel scale: 2.605 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.051 degrees

Field radius: 0.522 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain

Description

The periodic comet 168P/Hergenrother on October 8th 2012, taken after several outbursts when reached your maximum brightness at 9th magnitude and showing a wide tail of dust about 5' long. The red star at right is Psi-Pegasii (mag. 4,7).

More info in the Blog  Cometografia.es

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Comet 168P/Hergenrother on October 2012, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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