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The Comet, The Whale and The Hockey Stick

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Observer
Alan Tough
Time of observation
19/02/2017 - 23:00
Object
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Padjusakova
Observing location
New Mexico
Equipment
Takahashi 106 mm FSQ-ED Astrograph @ f/5, SBIG STL-11000M CCD, Paramount PME mount
Exposure
Luminance: 3 x 300 Seconds, RGB: 2 x 180 Seconds (bin 2)
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On 2017 February 19, Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Padjusakova flew past a couple of unusual galaxies, The Whale and the Hockey Stick (NGC 4631, NGC 4656).  Alan used iTelescope T20, in New Mexico, to capture the event.

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