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Observation by Tim Haymes: Comet 29P coma expanding

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Tim Haymes

Observer

Tim Haymes

Observed

2021 Oct 16 - 22:04

Uploaded

2021 Oct 17 - 09:59

Objects

29P Schwassmann-Wachmann

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Constellation

Auriga

Field centre

RA: 04h56m
Dec: +32°08'
Position angle: +1°55'

Field size

0°25' × 0°15'

Equipment
  • C11 at F/5.5
  • QHY174mGPS
  • EQ8
  • SharpCap 4.0.8
Exposure

30 x 30 subs, unit gain

Location

North Oxfordshire

Target name

29P

Title

Comet 29P coma expanding

About this image

The coma has expanded substantial since i imaged 29P five days ago.  There was a window of about 1 hr when high cloud thinned, but the Moon was present.
The first set of images had strange black streaks on the frame as though the pixels had died. One of the USB connections dropped, but i couldn't tell what part was missing.  Drive and data collection continued, any why something effected the frame quality. The second set of images was fine

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