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Observation by Grant Privett: Chiron - The Centaur

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Grant Privett

Observer

Grant Privett

Observed

2020 Oct 08 - 23:41

Uploaded

2020 Oct 09 - 14:05

Objects

95P Chiron

Equipment
  • Celestron RASA 11"
  • Starlight Trius 694
  • Paramount MEII
Exposure

21x 120s

Location

Salisbury

Target name

C95/P Chiron

Title

Chiron - The Centaur

About this image

This is the original Centaur class of asteroid.  At perihelion (24 years ago)  it doubles as a comet if you devote a lot of metre league telescope time to it. As it was, it looked like any anonymous 18.5 magnitude star in Cetus. Was pleased to finally capture it. 

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