2P Enke

2P Enke

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Comet 2P Enke come every 3.3 years and is presently in the constellation Pisces. It is on its way to closest approach with the sun on March 10, 2017 when it is expected to be observable with binoculars at around magnitude 7. Its is presently just outside the orbit of Mars at around magnitude 15 in this image exposed 2x10 minutes with an 8" f4.6 Newtonian. It is located right off center at 4 o'clock of galaxy NGC 7422.

Date Imaged       :

December 23, 2016

Lens       :

N8 f4.6

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

20 minutes

Filter       :

L 2x10 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy G11

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio