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#1 Pepe Chambó

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 06:47 AM

Two new comets in approach to Sun casually concur into same field near Whirlpool Galaxy (M 51) in this image taken on December 1st, 2016. At the left bottom, the recently discovered C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) shows a fuzzy and green coma due to its composing of ionized carbonic gas, while at upper right is the comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) with very different morphology, more dusty that gassy, shows a small and whitis coma from which departs a short tail of dust. Both comets could be observed using binoculars in the future: NEOWISE at the end of this month of December before immerse into light of dawn, of which perhaps will not come out because is possible the comet to disintegrate at approach to Sun; comet Johnson will reach its maximum brightness on next spring 2017.
 
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Takahashi FSQ ED 106mm. f/5.0 & SBIG STL-11000M (L:3×180s bin1 + RGB:1x60s Bin2) remotely from Mayhill, New Mexico (USA)
 
Blog post: http://cometografia....hnson-20161201/



#2 james7ca

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 07:51 AM

That's pretty cool, thanks for posting.



#3 Augustus

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:37 AM

Beautiful!



#4 Rankinstudio

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:25 AM

Very cool, thanks for posting.



#5 Dan Crowson

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:08 AM

Really nice. Thanks for posting.

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#6 kosmosoved

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 08:05 PM

Очень здорово! Спасибо!



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 05:57 AM

Superb capture!!



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 10:14 AM

This is fantastic! Nothing is more fascinating to me than catching dynamic targets in space. I wonder if you might be able to show an animation of both comets moving in your frames throughout the night.

#9 Pepe Chambó

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 04:48 AM

Josh, is possible do an animation, but in this case I have only three frames :(


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