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.

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