Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  IC 1582  ·  NGC 253  ·  Sculptor galaxy
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Comet 66P/duToit and Silver Dollar Galaxy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 66P/duToit and Silver Dollar Galaxy
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Comet 66P/duToit and Silver Dollar Galaxy

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Comet 66P/duToit and Silver Dollar Galaxy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 66P/duToit and Silver Dollar Galaxy
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Comet 66P/duToit and Silver Dollar Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave 20 CDK

Imaging cameras: FLI PL-09000


Dates:June 21, 2018

Frames: 6x120" (12')

Integration: 12'

Avg. Moon age: 8.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.33%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2113628

RA center: 0h 47' 31"

DEC center: -24° 57' 50"

Pixel scale: 3.507 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 266.889 degrees

Field radius: 0.898 degrees


Resolution: 1600x915

Locations: Siding Spring - NSW (Australia), Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Description

Comet 66P/du Toit photographed on June 21th 2018 when was in conjunction with Sculptor Galaxy, also known as Silver Dollar Galaxy or NGC 253, a spiral with intense star formation to 12 million light-years from Earth. Meanwhile, the periodic comet 66P visiting us every 15 years is these days near our planet showing a intense green coma and observable from Southern Hemisphere through medium-size telescopes.

Telescope Planewave 20" CDK f/4.4 & Camera FLI PL09000.

Mosaic of 2 tiles, 9 min. each. Non-composite stacking.

Remotely from Siding Spring, NSW (Australia).

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet 66P/duToit and Silver Dollar Galaxy, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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