67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko in Leo

location: remote with http://www.itelescope.net/ 

Observatory: Nerpio, Spain

Telescope T16 Takahashi TOA 150mm f/7.3 1100mm, SBIG STL-11000M

L 2x 600s standard calibration


2015_10_15, 04:50-05:12 time UTC exposures taken

At the time the probe Rosetta with lander Philae are exploring the comet

Pictures from Rosetta


Fachgruppe Kometen VdS

Coma diameter about 30´´, bright about 12 mag compared with TYC 858-1109-1

tail on this picture app. 9´ long


Detail of picture one, the comet core is elongated and in front of TYC 858-1109-1

Detail of picture two, the elongated comet core has moved and is more or less covering the star TYC 858-1109-1

Position in constellation LEO 

Moon under horizon



created : 17.11.2015 - updated : 17.11.2015    -  (c) T.Zwach  - photos: Thomas Zwach