Comet 2P/Encke - back by popular demand

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Re: Comet 2P/Encke - back by popular demand

Post by rwilkinson » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:38 pm

It's been almost three weeks since I've been able to image this comet, and in that period it has got significantly brighter.
It's now around 11th magnitude: just bright enough to show up on a 90-sec CCD image.
I managed to get 25 images before it disappeared behind a neighbour's roof:
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Comet Encke on 20-Jan. 25x 90-sec with MX716 on C8 at f/3.3
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Re: Comet 2P/Encke - back by popular demand

Post by rwilkinson » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:14 pm

After a run of poor weather in New Mexico, I managed to get this picture back from iTelescope T3 this morning:
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Comet Encke on 25-Jan. 4x 150-sec with 150mm refractor at f/7.3
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