Comet 21/P Giacobini-Zinner Close-up Nucleus
Taken by John Chumack on September 2, 2018 @ Dayton, Ohio USA
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Date Taken: 2018:09:03 18:23:41
 
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Comet 21/P is easily visible in binoculars now, hovering around 7th magnitude as it heads towards Perihelion. 21/P is currently Moving through the Constellation of Auriga..Periodic Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner on 09-02-2018 from 08:02 to 08:19 U.T.
Comet shown with overlapping Ion Tail & dust tails. A 16.66 minutes of exposure tracking on the comets nucleus.
100 x 10 sec subs.
Captured from my backyard Observatory in Dayton, Ohio with my Celstron C6 Newtonian Telescope & ZWO 174MM Cooled Mono Cmos Camera. Strong nearby Moonlight interfered a bit, but I managed to process most of it out and stretched the image in Maxim DL to help show the faint tail and
comet Nucleus with forward facing fan bow shock.
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Beautiful image ,nice catch , well done , thanks for sharing :)
Posted by astroromi 2018-09-03 20:22:48
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