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Comet 78P/Gehrels

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:02 am
by rwilkinson
It's that Mr. Gehrels again, with his second comet (I'm doing a little write-up about him in our next newsletter).
This one is a very faint object (13th magnitude) in Aquarius. I got an image from the iTelescope T5 in New Mexico earlier in the week, but last night I managed it from Bolton too. It's quite low in the South (not far from Mars), so I had to set up my tripod further down the garden than usual.
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Comet 78P on 6-Oct. 32x 90-sec with Mx716 on C8 at f/3.3
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This is the 75th comet I've managed to observe or image directly and my 99th overall (including images from remote facilities).