Wednesday, April 13, 2016

COMET 252P/LINEAR Taken by Dr. Fritz Helmut Hemmerich on April 12, 2016 @ Tenerife, Canary Islands

Comet 252/P in the constellation Ophiochus, this mornig in the gaps between the fast moving clouds. Coma diameter about 45. Subtle tail visible. Higher resolution version, please click here:
Parallel exposure (for a L-RGB composit): 
(L) 20 x 240 sec, IDAS V4 filter, Starlight Xpress HX-36, RASA 11/F2.2
(RGB) 38 x 90 sec, L-filter, Sony A7s, ISO3200, Hyperstar 14 F/1.9
ASA mount DDM85 unguided
Tenerife 1180m altitude, 2016-04-12 4:25h - 5:45h UT

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