Mars + Comet

by User 1
(uploaded December 13, 2014)

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) a few hours after its close approach to Mars of under 140,000 km. Mars the bright object toward the left. The comet is the faint smudge to the right.

Mars + Comet
Time Taken:October 20, 2014, 04:33 am (UTC)
Location:Santa Barbara, CA
Telescope:ES ED80-CF
Camera:Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Mount:iOptron ZEQ25GT
Filters:Astro Tech 2" Field Flattener
Field Center:17h38m18.81s, -23°19'29.77"
Field Size:2.30887° × 1.55204°
Field Rotation:up is 37.256° E of N
Total Integration:960 seconds
# of Frames:32 subs
ISO Speed:1600
Aperture:0.08 meters
Focal Ratio:6
Is Cropped:Yes
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