Contains:  Comet, C/2009 P1 Garradd, M 92
Garradd & M92: Virtual encounter, 


            José J. Chambó

Garradd & M92: Virtual encounter

Technical card

Resolution: 1280x950

Dates:Feb. 3, 2012

Frames: 1x210" ISO400

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~8

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 10.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 79.76%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Mean SQM: 19.00

Mean FWHM: 5.11

Temperature: -1.00

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain

Data source: Unknown


Virtual encounter: far of Mars' orbit at 12.5 light-minutes from Earth, the comet Garradd shines with 7 magnitude and shows your wide dust tail that opens in fan behind, and your long and stretched ion tail that extends toward right (barely visible into image). At left and in the end of our galaxy, at 5.000 light-years away, the globular cluster M92 contains thousand old stars, wich together shine in our sky with 6 magnitude, more than the comet infinitely near.

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A  (in Spanish)



José J. Chambó
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Garradd & M92: Virtual encounter, 


            José J. Chambó

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