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45P: Twelfth Night's comet, 


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

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 100D

Resolution: 1200x800

Dates:Jan. 5, 2017

Frames: 7x120"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.57% job: 1417140

RA center: 317.569 degrees

DEC center: -17.425 degrees

Pixel scale: 5.286 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.791 degrees

Field radius: 1.059 degrees


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.

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


            José J. Chambó

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