Comet 168P (Hergenrother)



12" ASA - LRGB

      Size: 1800 px    
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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2013
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 +36:39:24 (deg:m:s)
Size 55.3 x 39.2 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.8 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -91.8 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:10x2 min; R:10x2 min, G:10x2 min, B:10x2 min Bin 1,
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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