2p 20200908 mlotte

 	Comet 2P/Encke

Comet magnitude & location:  Mag 14.4 (v:>15) comet in Scorpius

Date: 2020-09-08 01:04:28 UTC

Location:  Rio Hurtado, Coquimbo Region, Chile (30.4725 S, 70.7631 W)

Conditions: Remote telescope via Telescope Live

Telescope: Planewave CDK24 @ f/6.5

Camera: FLI Proline PL9000

Exposure details: One 60-second exposure, bin2, cropped. Luminance.

Image details from astrometry.net:
 RA (hms) center: 16h 33m 08.936s
 Dec (dms) center: -31 47' 06.330"
 Orientation: North is up, East is left (Up is 359 East of North)
 Pixel scale: 1.21 arcsec/pixel
 Image size: 20.7 x 20.7 arcmin

Regretting that I missed perihelion on this one. Beautiful star field.

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