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Binocular comet Hergenrother - 14.10.2012 at 21.07 - 14.10.2012 at 21.43 Imatra Observation number 8423

Visibility III / V

Rauno Päivinen, Etelä-Karjalan nova

Sunday night was clear for a few hours and the weather for filming the comet was better than the night before. Even the Milky Way was visible this time. I got 12 3min exposures. The first picture has a single exposure. In the second, the images are stacked with DSS and aligned with their comet, the third is the best for me and the alignment of the 12 images is done with the stars, it shows well how the comet praises in the sky.

The fourth image was taken with a SLR camera and an 85 mm lens, the comet is marked with line fragments. The brightest star in the image is the star in the upper left corner of Pegasus Square.

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Additional information
  • Name of the observation target
    • 168P/Hergenrother
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • 9.5
  • Observation target
    • Comet
    • Keskitaso
  • Visibility of the comet
    • Binocular comet
Technical information

C14 + Meade 0.33X Reducer, ATIK16HR. Canon EOS600D, Samyang 85mm. 1min exposure

Comments: 3 pcs
Marja Wallin - 16.10.2012 at 08.49 Report this

Täällä sitä kaiholla katsotaan näitä komeettakuvia ja odotetaan, että joskos tulis vielä omana elinaikana hyvin paljain silmin näkyvä komeetta. Tai edes kiikareilla.

Rauno Päivinen - 16.10.2012 at 18.53 Report this

Ensi vuodeksi pitäisi olla parikin hyvää komeettaa luvassa Marjalle, maaliskuussa C/2011 L4 PANSTARSS ja loppuvuoteen 2013 sitten C/2012 S1 ISON. Eli toiveita on että saadaan ihan paljain silmin näkyviäkin ensi vuodelle:)

Marja Wallin - 16.10.2012 at 20.28 Report this

Kovasti niitä odotellaan... Saa nähdä miten käy, aika hurjia ennusteita on siitä syksyllä tulevasta. No, ainakin on pilvistä jos ei muuta. ;-)

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