Location of photoDenver Colorado
Date/Time of photo2016/11/25 1058UT
Equipment11" SC Telescope and STF-8300M CCD Camera
DescriptionMagnitude 16 comet 226P is passing the open cluster NGC 1624 whose stars are embedded in a nebula. Due to the movement of the comet across Earth's skies the image is only 180 seconds. The inset shows 36 minutes in the life of the comet as it moves through the star field.