Garradd Receding

Garradd Receding

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A waxing moon permitted me to capture Garradd C 2009 P1 just after supper last night. The comet continues to fade as it journeys farther from both the Sun and Earth. This single ten minute exposure covers a 103x154 arc minutes FOV. Two magnitude 14 galaxies, NGC 2771 and NGC 2769 are between the comet and the bright star to the left.

Date Imaged       :

April 10, 2012

Lens       :

Borg 77ED at f/4.3

Camera       :


Exposure       :

10 minutes

Filter       :

L 1x10 minutes 1x1

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio