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45P: Twelfth Night's comet

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Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova imaged at Twelfth Night. After overcome perihelion the comet 45P is moving toward Earth keeping its brightness and its long ionic tail with more than 1.5 degrees long faint but visible in this image getting out of field, in spite of at moment of taking the comet was at only 7 degrees altitude on the horizon, in astronomical twilight and with crescent moon high in the sky.

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GSO 8" f/3.8 & Canon EOS-100D (7 x 120 sec. at ISO-800) from Benali, Valencia (Spain)

Entrada: http://cometografia.es/45p-honda-mrkos-pajdusakova-20170105/

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