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Contains:  Sculptor galaxy, NGC 253, IC 1582
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Comet 66P/duToit and Silver Dollar Galaxy, 





    
        

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

Comet 66P/duToit and Silver Dollar Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave 20 CDK

Imaging camera:FLI PL-09000

Resolution: 1600x915

Dates:June 21, 2018

Frames: 6x120"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.33%

Astrometry.net job: 2113628

RA center: 11.882 degrees

DEC center: -24.964 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.507 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 266.889 degrees

Field radius: 0.898 degrees

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, 





    
        

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