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Telescopic comet McNaught - 17.8.2013 at 02.35 Lumijoki Observation number 17249

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Veijo Kallio, Oulun Arktos

As I photographed the subject, the sky was already beginning to shine menacingly. The comet stands out extremely poorly from the point marked in the picture (I made sure from Palomar's picture that there were no stars bright enough at that point). I put this low quality image on display mainly because the comet was only discovered this year. Maybe I’ll make it stand out better from a darker sky the next time I shoot.

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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • P/2013 J2 (McNaught)
    • Erittäin heikosti näkyvä
  • Visibility of the comet
    • Telescopic comet
Technical information

Newton 40cm f / 3.1 (Coma corrector + Reducer), Atik 16HR CCD

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