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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

 

Comet 2009 P1 Garrad and M15, August 2

Comet 2009 P1 Garrad imaged near the globular cluster M15 with the GRAS 16 instrument (Nepio, Spain) at Global Rent a Scope with 1 x 120 sec clear filter. The image was stretched with FITS-Liberator using the Arcsinx transform and scaled to 1000x600 px using Image J .

Definitely click to embiggen, it will be worth it. Compare it to the July 31st image.

Comet 2009 P1 Garrad is currently magnitude 8 and in the constellation Pegasus, ideally located for northern hemisphere viewers. It will pass lots of interesting clusters and galaxies as it goes by.

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