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Observation by Colin Henshaw: (4) Vesta and M23.

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Colin Henshaw

Observer

Colin Henshaw

Observed

2018 Jun 13 - 20:40

Uploaded

2018 Jun 14 - 11:29

Objects

4 Vesta
M23

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Constellation

Sagittarius

Field centre

RA: 17h58m
Dec: -19°24'
Position angle: +17°18'

Field size

3°35' × 2°29'

Equipment
  • Canon 6D Camera and a 135mm Carl Zeiss telephoto lens,
Exposure

1 second at 10000ASA and f5.6.

Location

Briga Township, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Target name

Vesta

Title

(4) Vesta and M23.

About this image

(4) Vesta is now approaching opposition on this image and is near its maximum brightness. At 5m.5, from dark locations it should be visible with the naked eye. Many years ago I saw it with the naked eye from a dark site in New Jersey.

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