PhotographerJosé J. Chambó
Location of photoValencia, Spain
Date/Time of photoNov 19,2017 05:16 TU
EquipmentGSO 8" f/3.8 & Atik 383L+
DescriptionComet 24P/Schaumasse photographed on November 11th 2017, only two days after perihelion when reached its maximum brightness in this apparition with a magnitude near 10. In this image the comet shows a greenish coma 5' diameter with a very short tail toward left. The field has at least two dozens galaxies belonging to Virgo Galactic Cluster, highlighting at upper left corner NGC 4365, a giant eliptic galaxy located to a distance of 60 million light-years.