Contains:Comet, IC 443, M 35, NGC 2168, The star μGem, The star Propus (ηGem), The star 5Gem, The star 3Gem, The star 1Gem, The star 139Tau, The star 136Tau, Part of the constellation Gemini (Gem)
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Comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner near Messier 35, 20180914, 




    

        Geert Vandenbulcke
Comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner near Messier 35, 20180914

Comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner near Messier 35, 20180914

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Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FS-60CB

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 6D mod.

Mount:Astro-Physics AP1200GTO CP3

Focal reducer:Takahashi focal reducer for FS-60CB

Software:PhotoShop

Resolution: 2030x1796

Dates: Sept. 14, 2018

Frames: 6x120"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.22%

Astrometry.net job: 2251347

RA center: 91.799 degrees

DEC center: 24.968 degrees

Pixel scale: 13.362 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 7.721 degrees

Field radius: 5.031 degrees

Locations: Tranquility Base Observatory, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Data source: Backyard

Description

While comet 21P will be closer to Messier 35 in the sky on 15 Sep 2018, I imaged this as clouds are predicted on 15 Sep. Some other clusters are visible and IC443 on the left lower side of the image. This is a mosaic from 2 images, each 3x 120s.

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Geert Vandenbulcke
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Comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner near Messier 35, 20180914, 




    

        Geert Vandenbulcke