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Telescopic comet Tsuchinshan - 7.1.2018 at 05.11 Helsinki, Maunula Observation number 69318

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Jorma Ryske, Etelä-Suomen kosmol. seura

The periodic comet 62P / Tsuchinshan 1 moves in Virgo at night at an altitude of about 30 degrees. The comet has a period of 6.63 years and was discovered in China in 1965. The moon warped badly near the comet, causing vague light stains in the image but a hint of the dim tail detrimental appears 1 'in the direction of PA 310 °. To the right of the comet is the galaxy NGC5159 mag14.30. The first image is stacked according to the comet and the second according to the stars.



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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • 62P/Tsuchinshan
    • Erittäin heikosti näkyvä
  • Tail length
  • 1 arc minutes
  • Weather
    • -4C, Kuu 68% 25 asteen päässä, tuulenpuuskia
  • Title for the comet
    • Telescopic comet
Technical information

SW 200mm / F4, QSI690, MPCC, L filter, CEM60. FOV 54'x 43 '. Bin1x1, 0.95 "/ px. Exposures 30x30s = 15min from 7.1.2018 05:11 EET. North at top, east at left.

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