Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet 41P - March 25, 2017, 



    
        

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Comet 41P - March 25, 2017

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Comet 41P - March 25, 2017, 



    
        

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Comet 41P - March 25, 2017

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Focal reducers: Orion 3" Field Flattener

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Filters: Red  ·  Green  ·  Blue

Accessory: ZWO EFW


Dates:March 26, 2017

Frames:
Blue: 60x30" (30') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Green: 60x30" (30') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Red: 60x30" (30') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 27.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.44%


RA center: 11h50m29s.570

DEC center: +59°5308.63

Pixel scale: 1.633 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.850 degrees

Field radius: 0.500 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 1920x1080

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This 1 mile diameter icy rock, discovered in 1858, visits earth every 5.5 years. Although this true color image was taken at its closest approach to earth ever (13 million miles), the greenish comet did not have a tail and was not a particularly spectacular sight. It is a member of the Jupiter family of comets, since its orbit is primarily influenced by Jupiter. It is believed to have originated from the Kuiper Belt, which is a large band of small icy bodies just beyond Neptune.

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Comet 41P - March 25, 2017, 



    
        

            Gary Imm

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