Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner
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Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: STL-11000M


Dates:Sept. 10, 2018

Frames: 6x180" (18')

Integration: 18'

Avg. Moon age: 0.86 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.83%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3958649

RA center: 5h 44' 19"

DEC center: +33° 11' 2"

Pixel scale: 13.797 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.642 degrees

Field radius: 2.874 degrees


Resolution: 1200x900

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Unknown

Description

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner imaged on September 10th 2018, just on its perihelion day at minimum distance to Sun. Moreover almost coinciding with its maximum approaching to Earth, all this do the present apparition of periodical comet as the most favorable in decades. Located into constellation Auriga in the middle of the Milky Way on a full starfield and casually passing between the large open clusters M 36 at right and M 37 at left, also some reddish interstellar dust clouds can be detected mixing between stars.

Telescope Takahashi FSQ-106 f/5.0 & Camera SBIG STL-11000M.

Mosaic of 2 tiles, 9 min. each.

Remotely from Mayhill, New Mexico (USA).

More info at Cometografia.es

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Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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