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Triangulum Galaxy and Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR, 


            Terry Hancock

Triangulum Galaxy and Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics WO FLT 156

Imaging cameras: qhyccd 367 Pro C

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics G61 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: PixInsight 1.8

Resolution: 7320x4854

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Grand Mesa Observatory


Last Sunday 1/10/2021 Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR was, by our perspective on Earth, close to the Triangulum Galaxy (M33) making for a nice photographic image. This image taken from Grand Mesa Observatory, captured and processed by Terry Hancock and Tom Masterson, highlights this close conjunction of the two celestial objects.

Technical Info:
Captured and processed by: Tom Masterson and Terry Hancock using Grand Mesa Observatory's System 2a William Optics FLT156mm APO now available with our subscription
Location: Purdy Mesa, Colorado
Date of Capture January 10th, 2021
RGB 86 min 43 x 120 sec
Camera: QHY367 ProC full frame one shot color CMOS
Filter Wheel: QHYCFW3 Large
Gain 2850, Offset 76
Calibrated with dark, Bias and Flat Frames
Optics: William Optics FLT 156mm F7.8 1228mm
Image Scale: 0.82 arcsec/pix
Field of View: 1d 4' 52.0" x 1d 07' 05
EQ Mount: Paramount ME
Image Acquisition software Maxim DL6 Pre-Processing in Pixinsight Post Processed in Photoshop CC



Triangulum Galaxy and Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR, 


            Terry Hancock