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Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging camera:Atik 383L+


Guiding telescope or lens:GSO Newton 8" f/4

Guiding camera:Meade DSI

Software:PixInsight 1.8MaximDL5Jasc Software Paintshop Pro

Filter:Astrodon Series 2 LRGB

Accessory:Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector

Resolution: 1200x906

Dates:Feb. 9, 2019

Frames: 4x120"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.20% job: 2565294

RA center: 67.466 degrees

DEC center: 26.148 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.294 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.887 degrees

Field radius: 0.897 degrees

Data source: Backyard


64P/Swift-Gehrels @ February 9,2019 23:42 UT

Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels photographed on February 9th 2019, a month after to beginning a drastic activity reduction shows a poor appearance since my previous image taken on January 5th. Its brightness has decreased from magnitude 9 to 11.5 and angular size of coma from 8 to 3 arcminutes. A couple of zones without stars reveal the presence of a pair dark nebulas in this region of Taurus constellation: Barnard 19 at left and Barnard 218 to right.

Acquisition details:
Telescope GSO 8" N f/3.8.
Camera Atik 383L+.
11 min. total exposure.
From Vallés, Valencia (Spain).

José J. Chambó (

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Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels, 


            José J. Chambó

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