Here is another one of my shots of Comet 67P,
this time with lots of 17th magnitude background PGC galaxies in the constellation Cancer.
Several bright and colorful 7th & 8th & 9th magnitudes stars really compliment the Green outer coma of the comet.
I also included a B&W negative image to help you see all the faint 17th magnitude background galaxies, as well as the comet coma details.
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is a Jupiter-family comet, originally from the Kuiper belt,
with a current orbital period of 6.45 years, a rotation period of approximately 12.4 hours and a maximum velocity of 135,000 km/h.
Churyumov–Gerasimenko is approximately 4.3 by 4.1 km at its longest and widest dimensions.
67P was at its closest to the Earth on November 2 of 2021, it was at a distance of 38 million miles (61 million km).
That’s still between the orbits of Earth and Mars. And it’s 67P’s closest approach for the next 193 years, until the year 2214.
We have landed a space craft on this 67P Comet, it was the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission.
Comet 67P/C-G is one of the best-studied comets. The Rosetta Space Craft did rendezvous with the Comet in August of 2014.
By the end of that year, in a first, the mission had sent the Philae lander to the comet’s surface.
Our first extreme close-up look at a comets surface and activity, The Rosetta spacecraft traveled with the comet for two years.
I captured my images of Comet 67P on 01-08-2022 at 05:48 UT to 06:10 UT from my observatories at JBSPO in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
It is shining at 9.8 magnitude in the constellation of Cancer, with a 5.5′ Coma, 67P is sporting a very nice tail too!
12 inch F4 TPO Newtonian telescope, Bisque ME mount, HAP Modified Canon 6D DSLR, ISO 800,
20 x 1 minute exposures Stacked, 20 minutes total exposure.
Canon Utility, Nebulosity, Pixinsight, Adobe CS.