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Observation by Nick James: 67P returns

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Nick James

Observer

Nick James

Observed

2021 Sep 30 - 02:55

Uploaded

2021 Sep 30 - 19:26

Objects

67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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Constellation

Taurus

Field centre

RA: 04h54m
Dec: +21°12'
Position angle: +1°21'

Field size

0°27' × 0°20'

Equipment
  • ASI6200MM + Celestron HD11
Exposure

20x60s

Location

Chelmsford, UK

Target name

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Title

67P returns

About this image

Our old friend 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is returning to the inner Solar System after transporting its human artefacts, Rosetta and Philae, out to aphelion and back. This is a really good return and the comet is already showing a nice tail. It is currently in the morning sky but will be well placed for us throughout the autumn and winter.

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