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Photographer:

José J. Chambó

Email:

jjchambo@hotmail.com

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, New Mexico

Date/Time of photo:

Feb 19, 2017 @ 07:16 UT

Equipment:

Takahashi FSQ-106ED 530mm f/5 & SBIG STL-11000M

Description:

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova sails on the dark sky again, away from the Moon, rides the constellation Canes Venatici, at its right side the Whale Galaxy (NGC 4631) seems ascend in the field. A little more up float the Hockey Stick Galaxy (NGC 4656), an exotic irregular galaxy. The comet still shows a big coma with intense green color, at same time that deploys a dust tail toward west (downwards).

Website:

http://cometografia.es

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