Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Capricornus (Cap)
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45P: Twelfth Night's comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
45P: Twelfth Night's comet
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45P: Twelfth Night's comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
45P: Twelfth Night's comet
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D


Dates:Jan. 5, 2017

Frames: 7x120" (14')

Integration: 14'

Avg. Moon age: 7.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.57%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1417140

RA center: 21h 10' 16"

DEC center: -17° 25' 30"

Pixel scale: 5.286 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.791 degrees

Field radius: 1.059 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

Description

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova imaged at Twelfth Night. After overcome perihelion the comet 45P is moving toward Earth keeping its brightness and its long ionic tail with more than 1.5 degrees long faint but visible in this image getting out of field, in spite of at moment of taking the comet was at only 7 degrees altitude on the horizon, in astronomical twilight and with crescent moon high in the sky.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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45P: Twelfth Night's comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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