Comet 260 P (McNaught)  on 29.10.2019

  Size: 1600 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2019

Comet 260 P is a periodic comet with a period 6.89 years. It was discovered onAugust 11th 2005 by British-Australian astronomer Robert H. McNaught using the Uppsala Southern Schmidt Telescope and was observed at its returns in 2012 and 2019. This image showsthe comet on the night of October 29th 2019 at about 01:30 UT,

Image details:


Center of field RA 02:40:46 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +49:12:37 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.69 x 1.13 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 245 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: 29.10.2019
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:4x5 min,R:4x5 min, G:4x5 min, B:4x5 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 80 min.
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
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