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Observation by Kevin Gurney: Comet P21/Giacobini-Zinner

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Kevin Gurney


Kevin Gurney


2018 Jul 08 - 23:46


2018 Aug 02 - 15:56

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Field centre

RA: 21h44m
Dec: +55°04'
Position angle: -76°24'

Field size

6°33' × 4°22'

  • Canon Kit lens (18-55mm)
  • Canon 600D modified
  • Astrotrac TT320X-AG
  • PixInsight 1.8 Ripley, BackyardEOS

10 subs, 60s each, 800iso, f4


Harbury campsite, Warwickshire

Target name

Comet P21/Giacobini-Zinner


Comet P21/Giacobini-Zinner

About this image

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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