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Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR...oh and M33, 



    
        

            Joe Schlaf
Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR...oh and M33
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Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR...oh and M33

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Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR...oh and M33, 



    
        

            Joe Schlaf
Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR...oh and M33
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Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR...oh and M33

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics GT81-IV

Imaging cameras: Canon T6

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics 50mm UniGuide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120mm Mini

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat6AIII

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2021  ·  Deep Sky Stacker

Filters: Astronomik Canon Clip CLS

Accessory: ZWO AsiAir Pro  ·  ZWO EAF


Dates:Dec. 10, 2020Jan. 8, 2021Jan. 9, 2021

Frames: 207x180" (10h 21') ISO800

Integration: 10h 21'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 24.91 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.44%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4591735

RA center: 1h 33' 55"

DEC center: +30° 33' 21"

Pixel scale: 1.155 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 82.676 degrees

Field radius: 1.104 degrees


Resolution: 5958x3446

Data source: Backyard

Description

Capturing both these objects was a happy little accident. I noticed when I started going through my subs for M33, that I had a little unexpected visitor. Quickly identified him as Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR through SkySafari.

Here I stacked and processed M33 and then separately stacked the comet and composited the two together.

The Comet is off to the right of the galaxy.

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Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR...oh and M33, 



    
        

            Joe Schlaf