In the shadows of Perseids

21P/Giacobini-Zinner
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Name:

21P/Giacobini-Zinner

Constellation:

Cassiopeia

Coordinates:

R.A. 02 h 05 m 02 s Dec. +65° 47′ 23″

Type:

Comet

Distance from Sun: 

163 million km

Distance from Earth:

76 million km

Apparent size:

20'

Brightness:

7.8m

Sidereal period:

6.54 years

Velocity:

37 km/s

Date:

12/08/2018 21:57-23:07 UT

Total exposure time:

46.5 minutes

Location:

Tápióbicske, Pest, Hungary

Camera:

Canon 1300D (unmodified)

Telescope:

Unique constructed 200/800 mm Newton reflector

Mount:

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro GoTo

Guiding:

Lacerta MGEN-II

Corrector:

Sky-Watcher f/4 coma corrector

Focal ratio, length:

f/4, 800 mm

ISO:

1600

Light:

31 x 90 s

Dark:

15

Flat:

15

Bias:

15

Processing:

PixInsight, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop

Location

Annotation

Animation

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Location in the Solar System

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21P/Giacobini-Zinner

Main objects: 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, PGC 138061