Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova: an image (25 Feb. 2017)

Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann and bt fragment. 25 Feb. 2017

After our first visit, we looked for comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova again, while it is constantly fading. We captured a large, still interesting coma. The image above comes from the average of ten, 120-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely taken with the 16″-f/3.75 Tenagra III (“Pearl”) robotic unit part of Tenagra Observatories in Arizona. The telescope tracked the apparent motion ofRead More