Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event

Image of the day 10/21/2021

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    Another  Rendezvous, Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko Passes Messier 1 The Crab Nebula, 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett
    Another  Rendezvous, Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko Passes Messier 1 The Crab Nebula
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    Another Rendezvous, Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko Passes Messier 1 The Crab Nebula

    Image of the day 10/21/2021

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      Another  Rendezvous, Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko Passes Messier 1 The Crab Nebula, 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett
      Another  Rendezvous, Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko Passes Messier 1 The Crab Nebula
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      Another Rendezvous, Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko Passes Messier 1 The Crab Nebula

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 11" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph 11"

      Imaging cameras: ZWOASI2600MC ASI 2600 MC Pro

      Mounts: 10MICRON GM2000 HPS

      Software: Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. PinInsight 1.8

      Filters: Celestron LPR Filter


      Dates:Oct. 9, 2021

      Frames: 160x60" (2h 40')

      Integration: 2h 40'

      Avg. Moon age: 3.40 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 12.55%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 5095088

      RA center: 05h36m29s.8

      DEC center: +22°4156

      Pixel scale: 1.255 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 1.913 degrees

      Field radius: 1.273 degrees


      Resolution: 4125x6030

      Locations: 7700ft June Lake Ca USA, June Lake, Ca, United States

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      Not the Rosette Spacecraft this time but rather a visibly close conjunction of the two objects. 

      Comet 67P is rather bright, hovering about mid 10th magnitude.  The comet will be closest to the sun on November 2 and in addition to perihelion will also be closer to the earth 10 days later.

      Field of view here is 1d 26' 17.5" x 2d 6' 8.5"!!!

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      Another  Rendezvous, Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko Passes Messier 1 The Crab Nebula, 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett