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Comet 21P/ Giacobini-Zinner from 2018


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I took a photo that I saved to my phone of Comet 21P/ Giacobini-Zinner in 2018.

I was unsure ware to point my camera as I didn't have any astro apps, or much knowledge of the constellations.From my garden I pointed my camera and 90mm macro lens in the general direction of the comet. Luckily the ISS tracked by during a 4 second exposure on a static tripod.The second photo is a crop. Pentax K5 Tamron 90mm f2.8 ISO 10,000.

I know a little more now that I have stellarium, just the basics a few constellations and star names.

Which messier object is above the Comet?

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Thanks 

Scotty

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44 minutes ago, Beagle38 said:

Amazing to get an ISS photobomb as well!!

Yes very lucky to get the ISS in the field of view, particularly as I was just pointing my camera in the general direction of the comet. 😂

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