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Comet 63P/Wild


 2013 Apr 3

This periodic comet is now in the head of Leo, 1.19au from us and 1.95au from the Sun.

Canon EOS 5D MkII, ISO 6400, 65 x 64s = 69 minutes total exposure
254mm aperture Newtonian f/4.8 (f = 1200mm) HEQ5 mount, driven but not guided
2013 April 3 21:50:17-23:31:21 UT
From Rookhope 54.8N 2.1W 330m asl. Rural, almost no light pollution (3 Bortles)
Exposure control by APT (AstroPhotography Tool)

North is to left (about 9:30), preceding upwards (about 0:30).
The brightest star at the top of the photo (A) is HIP47407, mV 8.81
The more orange brightest star in the top left corner (B) is TYC1416 788 1, mV 10.23
AB separation is 0.209° at PA 22.5°