Observation by Alan C Tough: Comet C/2015 ER61 and M45

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Alan C Tough

Observer

Alan C Tough

Observed

2017 Aug 22 - 09:07

Uploaded

2017 Sep 04 - 21:05

Objects

The Pleiades (M45)
C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

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Constellation

Taurus

Field centre

RA: 03h47m
Dec: +24°03'
Position angle: +2°48'

Field size

1°56' × 1°27'

Equipment
  • iTelescope T14: Takahashi 106mm FSQ Fluorite OTA @ f/5.0
  • SBIG STL-11000M CCD
  • Paramount GT-1100S mount
Exposure

42 minutes through LRGB filters

Location

Remote: Mayhill, New Mexico, USA

Target name

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)

Title

Comet C/2015 ER61 and M45

About this image

The skies over New Mexico had been cloudy, so this was my last chance to capture the fading comet and the Pleiades in the same field of view.

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Dr James Dawson
Dr James Dawson, 2017 Sep 10 - 09:27 UTC

What a lovely capture.

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