Comet Garradd C 2009 P1

Comet Garradd C 2009 P1

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Comet Garradd C 2009 P1 is just a few days from closest approach to Earth. It glows at magnitude 7 and is easy to detect in a pair of 10x50 binoculars. The comet is quite extensive and easily spans over two degrees of sky or four full moon widths.



Date Imaged       :

February 29, 2012

Lens       :

Borg 77ED f/5.5

Camera       :

ST10xme

Exposure       :

27 minutes

Filter       :

Astrodon L 3x5 minutes RGB 1:1:1x4 minutes 2x2

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio