Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Capricornus (Cap)
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Comet 45P toward perihelion, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 45P toward perihelion
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Comet 45P toward perihelion, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 45P toward perihelion
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Technical card

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

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D


Dates:Dec. 23, 2016

Frames: 7x120" (14')

Integration: 14'

Avg. Moon age: 24.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.68%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1382802

RA center: 20h 38' 8"

DEC center: -20° 54' 3"

Pixel scale: 5.280 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.626 degrees

Field radius: 1.058 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

Locations: Benali - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain

Description

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova imaged on December 23, 2016 in your way toward perihelion, few days after begining to develop a long ionic tail with several degrees long which exits from image field toward East. Although the comet is only at 8 degrees of altitude from horizon, doing hard the photography, can be seen that really is a twin tail departing from the greenish coma of comet, which shining near magnitude 8 being observable with binoculars.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet 45P toward perihelion, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó