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
Filters
Red · Green · Blue
Accessories
ZWO EFW · Orion 3" Field Flattener
Software
Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro · PHD2 · PixInsight (PixInsight 1.8)
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 60mm Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 26, 2017
Frames:
Blue: 60x30" (30') (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1x1
Green: 60x30" (30') (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1x1
Red: 60x30" (30') (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1x1
Integration:
1h 30'
Avg. Moon age:
27.78 days
Avg. Moon phase:
3.44%

RA center: 11h50m29s.57

DEC center: +59°5308.6

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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