21.-24. September: Comet Review from Munich


Jean-Luc Dighaye




Comet 4P/Faye & NGC 774. 21.09.06 at 00:37 UTC from POR

Celestron 11, modified Canon EOS 5D, 2x 30s at ISO 3200 + 3x 120s at ISO 800, cropped to FOV=30'. Visible visually, ca. 11 mag.



Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann. 21.09.06 at 01:43 UTC from POR

Celestron 11, modified Canon EOS 5D, 6x 120s at ISO 800, cropped to FOV=24. 29P, ca. 11 mag, is some arcsec upper left of a star of ca. 16 mag.



Comet 177P/2006 M3 (Barnard 2). 22.09.06 at 21:00 UTC from POR

Celestron 11, modified Canon EOS 5D, 8x 50s at ISO 1600, cropped to FOV=30'. No longer visible visually, was visible, ca. 9 mag, until mid-September.



Comet P/2006 HR 30 (Siding Spring). 22.09.06 at 19:13 UTC from POR

Celestron 11, modified Canon EOS 5D, 5x 30s at ISO 3200, cropped to FOV=15'. Stellar aspect, ca. 14.5 mag. Magnitudes of comparison stars indicated.



Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN). 24.09.06 from Ostpark

Left image: 03:23 UTC, Nikon D100, 135/2.8 lens, 4s at ISO 1600, cropped to FOV=6.5

Right image: 03:45 UTC, Nikon D100, 200/2.8 lens, 3s at ISO 800, cropped to FOV=4.5

About 7 mag. Not seen with binoculars due to misty weather.






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