||C/2004 Q2 (Machholz)
|Coordinates at exposure time
||03 h 41 min + 21° 18'
||Although already pretty low in
the evening northern sky, this comet put on a nice show when it
encountered the Pleiades and merged its ion tail with their nebulosity.
The much shorter reddish dust tail is also prominent.
Towards the bottom and just left of center is the
reflection nebula IC 341.
The field is about 10 x 7 degrees wide with north
towards the top.
|| RGB 5:5:5 min @ -20°C - 2x2
- all exposures 60 s.
||SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik
Type II filter set.
||Canon EF 200mm 1:2.8 L telephoto
||MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11,
PixInsight beta, Adobe
|Location - Date - Time
||San Esteban (Chile) - 08Jan2005 -
||Transparency 6, Seeing 7, Temperature