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Comet 67P Cheryumov-Gerasimenko


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About this observation
Peter Carson
Time of observation
29/07/2015 - 02:20
Comet 67P
Observing location
Southend, Essex, UK
SBIG 8300
18 x 60 secs
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With Comet 67P Cheryumov-Gerasimenko just a couple of weeks away from perihelion and the Rosetta probe delivering fantastic images we share one of Peter's most recent images of the comet as seen from Southend, Essex. 

Image was taken on the morning of 2015 July 29th at 02.20UT with the comet just 8 degrees from the Eastern horizon.
Taken with a 315mm reflector and an Sbig 8300 CCD camera.
Unfiltered stack of 18 x 60 second exposures.
The field of view of the image is approximately 18’ x 14'
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