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Observation by Eric Watkins: C/2017 M5 TOTAS

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Eric Watkins

Observer

Eric Watkins

Observed

2018 Aug 05 - 00:10

Uploaded

2018 Aug 29 - 01:20

Objects

M5

Constellation

Grus

Equipment
  • C14 Edge 0.356m @F7.7
  • ME II Paramount GEM
  • QSI 532 ccd camera binned 2x2 (1"/pix)
  • Astrodon Rc photometric.
Exposure

10 x 90 sec

Location

North Essex

Target name

Comet C/2017 M5 TOTAS

Title

C/2017 M5 TOTAS

About this image

When possible I like to monitor fainter objects. Here I have imaged Comet/2017 M5 TOTAS at 2x2 binning, a plate scale of 1.02" per pixel using an Rc filter.The comet's average  altitude was 38 deg.  Seeing was steady, but  with some high  thin high cloud.

Using Astrometrica  10 x 90 sec images were stacked by addition  on the comet's motion.  Mag R was determined to be 18.25 +/- 0.04.  Measuring aperture radius 6".

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