Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 3256  ·  IC 3259  ·  IC 3260  ·  NGC 4309  ·  NGC 4334  ·  NGC 4343  ·  NGC 4365  ·  NGC 4370
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Comet 24P/Schaumasse, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 24P/Schaumasse
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Comet 24P/Schaumasse, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 24P/Schaumasse
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
GSO Newton 8" f/4
Imaging Cameras
Atik 383L+

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 19, 2017
Frames:
4x120" (8')
Integration:
8'
Avg. Moon age:
0.92 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.95%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1830667

RA center: 12h22m16s.3

DEC center: +07°0119

Pixel scale: 4.295 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 355.452 degrees

Field radius: 0.895 degrees

Resolution: 1200x900

Locations: Hoya Redonda - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain

Description

Comet 24P/Schaumasse photographed on November 11th 2017, only two days after perihelion when reached its maximum brightness in this apparition with a magnitude near 10. In this image the comet shows a greenish coma 5' diameter with a very short tail toward right. The field has at least two dozens galaxies belonging to Virgo Galactic Cluster, highlighting at upper left corner NGC 4365, a giant eliptic galaxy located to a distance of 60 million light-years.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet 24P/Schaumasse, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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