Comet 168P/ Hergenrother on 3.11.2012

  Size: 1800 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2019

168P/Hergenrother is a periodic comet which was originally named P/1998 W2. The comet came to perihelion on 1 October 2012 and was expected to reach about apparent magnitude 15.2, but due to an outburst reached magnitude 8.

Image details:


Center of field RA 23:40:03 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +36:39:23 (deg:m:s)
Size 55.2 x 39.2 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 272 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 3.11.2012
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:1x5 min,R:1x5 min, G:1x5 min, B:1x5 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 20 min.
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
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