Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  IC 2162  ·  NGC 2174  ·  NGC 2175  ·  The star 68Ori  ·  The star 71Ori
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Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner and Monkey Head Nebula, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner and Monkey Head Nebula
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Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner and Monkey Head Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 400mm F/2.8 L IS

Imaging cameras: Sony Alpha 7


Dates:Sept. 18, 2018

Frames: 8x30"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 64.38%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2280163

RA center: 6h 13' 59"

DEC center: +19° 37' 58"

Pixel scale: 15.607 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.586 degrees

Field radius: 3.130 degrees


Resolution: 1200x803

Locations: Observatorio del Teide, La Orotava, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data

Description

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner on September 18th 2018 moving over Milky Way background just between constellations Gemini and Orion, its tail extends with 2 degree length among ionized hidrogen nebulas wich fill this wide field of 5 per 3.5 degrees where highlights the Monkey Head Nebula NGC 2174 in the upper part of the image.

Lens Canon 400mm. f/2.8, camera Sony Alpha-7s.
4 min. total exposure.
From Teide Observatory, Tenerife (Spain).

Credits:
José J. Chambó / Miquel Serra-Ricart (TAD, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)

More info at Cometografia.es 

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Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner and Monkey Head Nebula, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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