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Contains:  NGC 3448, The star 44UMa
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Comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak passing near galaxy NGC 3448, 





    
        

            Tony Cook
Comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak passing near galaxy NGC 3448

Comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak passing near galaxy NGC 3448

Technical card

Resolution: 4290x2856

Dates:March 20, 2017

Frames: 34x300" ISO800

Integration: 2.8 hours

Darks: ~16

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 21.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.65%

Astrometry.net job: 1526504

RA center: 164.306 degrees

DEC center: 53.588 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.250 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.574 degrees

Field radius: 1.610 degrees

Locations: Dark Sky Site, Kirby Malzeard, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Description

Following the progress of comet 41P on its closest fly by of Earth for some time to come. On 1st April 2017 the comet will pass 0.142 AU from the Earth.

Prior image in this sequence is here (16th March 2017)

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Tony Cook
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons
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Comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak passing near galaxy NGC 3448, 





    
        

            Tony Cook

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