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Contains:  NGC 4656, NGC 4631
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Comet 45P sails in the dark, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet 45P sails in the dark

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:FSQ-106ED

Imaging camera:STL-11000M

Resolution: 1200x800

Dates:Feb. 19, 2017

Frames: 3x120"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 43.62% job: 1464434

RA center: 190.048 degrees

DEC center: 31.788 degrees

Pixel scale: 11.703 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.032 degrees

Field radius: 2.344 degrees

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States


Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova sails on the dark sky again, away from the Moon, rides the constellation Canes Venatici, at its right side the Whale Galaxy (NGC 4631) seems ascend in the field. A little more up float the Hockey Stick Galaxy (NGC 4656), an exotic irregular galaxy. The comet still shows a big coma with intense green color, at same time that deploys a dust tail toward west (downwards).

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José J. Chambó
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Sky plot

Sky plot


Comet 45P sails in the dark, 


            José J. Chambó