Monday, October 15, 2012
Comet 260P McNaught Amongst the Galaxies (7 and 8 October 2012)
|260P on 7 October, stack of 5 x 120 second images from iTelescope T5. The thin spindle shaped galaxy is UGC 1500, the large spiral is NGC 753. Click to embiggen||260P on 8 October, stack of 3 x 120 second images from iTelescope T5. The thin spindle shaped galaxy near the bottom is UGC 1500 again, there's a lot of smaller galaxies, including UGC 1366 not far from the comet. Click to embiggen|
While comet 168P amongst the teeny tiny galaxies was cute, a while ago (7 and 8 October) I got some images of 260P McNaught amongst more substantial galaxies.
Unfortunately a lot of things distracted me, so I have only just got around to making these images. Enjoy! (you really need to click on them for best effect).