To say goodbye 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko in Vir

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

Observatory: Mayhill, New Mexico

Telescope T20 Takahashi FSQ-ED 106mm f/5.0 530mm, SBIG STL-11000M

L 3x 600s standard calibration

 

2015_12_09, 04:15-04:48 time UTC exposures taken

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

Pictures from Rosetta

Speaceweather.com

Fachgruppe Kometen VdS

Coma diameter about 20´´, bright about 13 mag

tail on this picture app. 5´ long

 

inverted

Position in constellation Vir 

Moon under horizon

 

 

created : 25.12.2015 - updated : 25.12.2015    -  (c) T.Zwach  - photos: Thomas Zwach