C/2006 M4 (SWAN)

C/2006 M4 (SWAN) Comet meet NGC 5005 Galaxy



Periodic comet
Constellation Canes Venatici
Coordinates -
Magnitude ~6
Size -


Optics Starworks Ritchey-Chrétien 12" f/8
Mount Losmandy G11 with Gemini goto
Camera Sbig ST10XME with CFW-10 filters wheel
Exposure Sum of 24 images with clear filter 30 seconds each; red: 4x30 sec, green: 4x30 sec, blue: 8x30 sec, all bin 3x3
Notes Image took on Oct 9, 2006 from 07:30 to 08:15 pm LT - Image published on Universe Today, APOD and L'Astronomia magazine (#280/2006)