06  December  2017
  Comet 45P after perihelion


  By  Alessio Vaccaro
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Between a cloud and another I finally got it: the comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková after the perihelion.
This photo was taken in Sicily on the night between 8-9 February 2017.
The comet, during the shot, was distant about 0,93 AU from the Sun. It, as expected, exhibits only a coma and not a tail. More info: http://bit.ly/cometa-45p
This is not a stack. I was able to catch one shot only. I used a APO refractor 80/480mm, a Canon EOS 60D on an HEQ5. The system was guided with a QHY5L-II and a 60mm scope.



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