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C/2017 T1 (Heinze) movement


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About this observation
David Swan
Time of observation
24/11/2017 - 05:04
C/2017 T1 (Heinze)
Observing location
Tynemouth, UK
Scope: 200mm SCT at f/6.3
Camera: ASI178MM
Filter: Baader UV+IR cut
Software: FireCapture, DeepSkyStacker and Astrometrica
100 x 5s
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Following Nick James' advice, I took images spaced in time, so that movement of the object against the background stars can be seen. These images have midpoints 20min apart. Heinze crosses In front of a background star.


nickjames's picture

David, That's definitely it. You were very unlucky that it was right on top of a star though! You'll find that this often happens with faint comets.

djswan2002's picture

Thanks Nick. Yes, it was unlucky. But of course we can't tell Nature how to behave!

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