Saturday, February 4, 2017

COMET 45P Taken by Gary on February 4, 2017 @ Fort Davis, TX

Periodic Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos- Pajdusakova is now a binocular visible comet in the Eastern morning sky moving thru Aquila towards Hercules. Magnitude about 7.5 with closest Earth approach on Feb. 11th. Stack of 3x30s images with Canon T6s, 135mm f3.5 lens, iso 3200 under hazy skies this morning 2017/02/04 UT 12:27. Catch it this week before the bright Moonlight interferes with observations in the morning sky. The SkyXPro chart shows the cropped field of view.

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