Saturday, June 23, 2018

COMET 66P/DU TOIT Taken by José J. Chambó on June 21, 2018 @ Siding Spring, Australia

Comet 66P/du Toit photographed on June 21th 2018 when was in conjunction with Sculptor Galaxy, also known as Silver Dollar Galaxy or NGC 253, a spiral with intense star formation to 12 million light-years from Earth. Meanwhile, the periodic comet 66P visiting us every 15 years is these days near our planet showing a intense green coma and observable from Southern Hemisphere through medium-size telescopes.

Telescope Planewave 20 CDK f/4.4 & Camera FLI PL09000.
Mosaic of 2 tiles, 9 min. each. Non-composite stacking.

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