C/2009 P1 (Garradd) and M 15

Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) and M15 (2011)

Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) and M15 (2011)

This image shows comet Garradd while apparently meeting the globular cluster Messier 15 in Pegasus, on 2 Aug. 2011. A mosaic with two images was done, in order to cover both the objects, still having a nice resolution.

They were captured with the PW17 unit, part of the Virtual Telescope Project. Both images used were integrated for one minute each. The optical tube is installed on a Paramount ME mount. The CCD camera is a SBIG STL-6303E. The image scale is of 1.26 “/pixel.

Back to “Solar System” page


Support The Virtual Telescope Project!

If everyone reading this right now would donate something, our fundraiser would be done in a few days. Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images showing the stunning 19 Feb. 2019 Supermoon above Rome, images of the Tiangong 1 and International Space Station above Rome and more, specifically made for supporters like you!

donate now (you can adjust the amount later)

Comments

comments

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.