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When a Comet met the Crab

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Observer
Alan Tough
Time of observation
10/10/2016 - 10:41
Object
Messier 1
Observing location
New Mexico
Equipment
20" Planewave at f/4.5 - telescope mT11 at Mayhill, New Mexico
FLI Proline PL11002M camera
Exposure
2x300secs Luminance, 1x180 sec R,G and B filters
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Alan captured the moment when 15th magnitude comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski entered the FOV of Messier 1.  The image was captured remotely and the comet is bracketed on the image when it was 26 arc minutes from M1.

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