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Comet P21/Giacobini-Zinner


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About this observation
Kevin Gurney
Time of observation
09/07/2018 - 00:46
Comet P21/Giacobini-Zinner
Observing location
Harbury campsite, Warwickshire
Canon Kit lens (18-55mm)
Canon 600D modified
Astrotrac TT320X-AG
PixInsight 1.8 Ripley, BackyardEOS
10 subs, 60s each, 800iso, f4

After the Warwick meeting, we were camping nearby and I had my DSLR kit available... I was looking a for a nice wide-field and noted that there was comet at large... After some work on the internet, I located it and had a go at imaging. OK , so its not the best kit to take a comet with, but I was pleasantly surprised to see a small smudge where it was supposed to be... I have annotated the image to show P21 and its immediate context at the edge of Cygnus near Cepheus. The nebulosity IC 1396 is just visible in the top left corner.

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