A comet and a galaxy – March 22, 2017

Just a few days ago, comet 41P passed near two deep-sky objects in Ursa Major: planetary nebula M 97 and galaxy M 108.

The field of view through the selected instrument was a bit to small to capture both these objects and the comet, so I’ve made a choice and the final image shows comet 41P and M108.

Some of the acquisition settings were a bit off (plus, I did not acquire dark files…), so a lot of noise is present in the shots.

41PandM108.jpg

And a negative version which better shows the extent of the comets coma:

NEGATIVE.jpg

Another view, this time focusing on the comet only:

COMET 41 P.jpg

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