Galaxies M31, M32 and Comet C/2016 N4 Master

Photographer
Mike Olason
Email
moicylander@centurylink.net
Location of photo
Denver Colorado
Date/Time of photo
28 June 2017, 0856UT
Equipment
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
Description
Comet C/2016 N4 is taking 5 nights to move across the spacious background Spiral Galaxy M31. The comet's faint tail has been lost in the background glow of the southwest region of M31 in this image which includes Galaxy M32. The inset attempts to show the comet a little better in M31's glow with an average of 2 images.
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Mike Olason

About Mike Olason

I started imaging comets in 1994 with an ST-5 CCD Camera and an 11" SC Telescope. Since then the CCD cameras have changed (ST-7, ST-402ME and STF-8300M), but I am still using the 11" SC Telescope. Naturally I have used a lot of smaller telescopes to obtain larger fields of view. I live south of Denver at an elevation of 6150 feet which allows me to image comets down to about magnitude 20.5 on a clear night. I give permission to anyone who may want to use my images for a project or article, especially school projects. All that I ask is that if you use some of my images that you give me credit for taking the images. I have 1000s of comet images so if you would like more images of the same comet on a different date, other comets or would like to ask a question about one of my comet images send me an email to "moicylander@centurylink.net".
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