67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 2016-Apr-03 Chris Schur

Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph with Baader MPCC coma corrector
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
Camera: SBIG ST10XME
Exposure: 60m
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature: 35F
Processing Tools: Maxim DL 6, Photoshop CS2

This Comet continues to be amazing for its long lasting performance. Now at 16.5 magnitude in Leo, this image shows a close approach to the bright edge on galaxy NGC3628 - part of the "Leo Trio" of bright galaxies. More close approaches this week, but alas, we are completely clouded out here in Arizona all week!

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