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Periodic Comet 68P Klemola and Nebula Sh2-46 in Constellation Serpens, 





    
        

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Periodic Comet 68P Klemola and Nebula Sh2-46 in Constellation Serpens

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA)

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Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ-106N Tak 106

Imaging camera:FLI Proline 16803 FLI PL 16070

Mount:Paramount-ME Paramount ME

Guiding telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ-106N Tak 106

Guiding camera:FLI Proline 16803 FLI PL 16070

Software:PixInsight

Filters:BlueGreenRed

Resolution: 2048x2048

Date:Sept. 23, 2019

Time: 20:17

Frames: 15

Focal length: 530

Locations: SidingSprings Itelescope Farm, Siding Springs, Australia

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: iTelescope

Description

Periodic Comet 68P Klemola and Nebula Sh2-46 in Constellation Serpens

68P/Klemola or Klemola's Comet is a periodic comet, which belongs to Jupiters comet family. It was discovered in 1965 by American astronomer Arnold Richard Klemola at the Yale-Columbia Southern Station in Argentina. Its orbital period is 10.82 years.

68P came to opposition on 14 June 2019 and will come to perihelion on November 9, 2019. In this image the comet is in the center of the image at RA 18:06:32 and DEC -12:59:15 Brightness approx Magnitude 13.8
completely processed with PixInsight
Exposures: 5 x 5 minutes with each R G B filter , using a FLI Proline 16803 CCD-camera on a Takahashy FSQ 106 with 530 mm focal length on a Paramount ME mount.

All images were exposed remotely at the Siding Spring iTelescop Farm at T08. On September 23rd 20:17:00

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Periodic Comet 68P Klemola and Nebula Sh2-46 in Constellation Serpens, 





    
        

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