Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Comet 168p/Hergenrother

I managed to find the comet in it's early phases on October 12, 2012 around 0430UTC.  It shows a good amount of tail in this 30s x 34 = 17min total exposure. The comet trailed during this duration and what you see is a composite of both a star align and comet align.  Towards the right of the frame you can see a galaxy or two which I identified as: KUG 2351+271, a 15th magnitude gem.

Here is the full field of view:

and a full camera resolution of 0.5 arc sec per pixel:

Astrobin listing with platesolve RA/DEC:

Growing list of comets I've photographed:

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