Comet Swift-Gehrels on Nov 10, 2018


Date & Time: Nov 10 2018, from 22:49 to 23:10 JST(+0900)
Composed 5 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D810A
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(4080×4080)
Device Size...20×20mm
Sensitivity...ISO4000, White Balance...Daylight




The comet 64P Swift-Gehrels in that day was positioned at about a degree northwest of beta And. in higher evening sky. Presently the comet had its maximum brightness, a 10th magnitude bluish-green coma could be detected. The comet will travel in the winter's constellations in Dec 2018 to Jan 2019 under good conditions.
  View angle: 0.70×0.70°





Swift-Gehrels on Dec 8, 2018

Swift-Gehrels on Nov 2, 2018


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