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Telescopic comet Swift-Gehrels - 3.1.2019 at 18.53 Kangaslampi Observation number 80142

Visibility IV / V


Another comet 64P / Swift-Gehrels was also filmed as a short clear section on Thursday night. 10 of these were taken. a series of 120-second L exposures, no more weather would have been enough. Like Wirtanen, this comet also appeared quite large, about 10 minutes of arc. The picture clearly shows maybe two very close jets of material to the left, slightly downhill. Image size 18 'x 23'.

Photographers Anni and Esa Heikkinen and image processing Veli-Pekka Hentunen



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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • 64P/Swift-Gehrels
    • Näyttävä
  • Weather
    • Sää oli melko selkeä mutta ei täydellinen, esimerkiksi FHWH-arvoissa oli heittelyitä kuvien välillä. Melko pian kuvien ottamisen jälkeen havaintokeli päättyi.
  • Title for the comet
    • Telescopic comet
Technical information

Meade 16 "ACF and SBIG STT-8300M. 10 x 120 sec. L

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