Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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"First" return of comet 260P/McNaught, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
"First" return of comet 260P/McNaught
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"First" return of comet 260P/McNaught

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"First" return of comet 260P/McNaught, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
"First" return of comet 260P/McNaught
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"First" return of comet 260P/McNaught

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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:Nov. 10, 2012

Frames: 15x120" (30') ISO800

Integration: 30'

Darks: 19

Flats: 14

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 25.66 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.05%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 19.50

Mean FWHM: 4.63

Temperature: 13.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4344939

RA center: 1h 31' 31"

DEC center: +42° 40' 12"

Pixel scale: 2.604 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.267 degrees

Field radius: 0.522 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

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

Data source: Unknown

Description

The periodic comet 260P/McNaught at your first return after be discovered on 2005. In this image taken on November 2012 your brightness is around 11m showing a small and concentrated coma leaving a tail with fan shape of 2' long toward south.

More info in the Blog  Cometografia.es

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"First" return of comet 260P/McNaught, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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