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Comet 38P / Stephan-Oterma, 


            Mike Oates
Comet 38P / Stephan-Oterma
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Comet 38P / Stephan-Oterma

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8

Filters: Red  ·  Green  ·  Blue

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Xpress SX 'Maxi wheel'  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser

Dates:Jan. 9, 2019

Blue: 11x120" bin 2x2
Green: 11x120" bin 2x2
Red: 11x120" bin 2x2

Integration: 1.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.31%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean SQM: 18.60

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2462721

RA center: 8h 35' 14"

DEC center: +43° 16' 12"

Pixel scale: 2.876 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.816 degrees

Field radius: 0.868 degrees

Resolution: 1664x1396

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


Comet 38P / Stephan-Oterma in roughtly the same area as 48P taken a few days ago. 38P is moving slower so I could take 120s subs, it's also a lot fainter.



Mike Oates
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Comet 38P / Stephan-Oterma, 


            Mike Oates