Comet Q4 color             Click on photo to return to 'Comets, Asteroids and things'                                   Home
C/2001 Q4 (NEAT)
You can see the dust blowing off, the very over exposed Comet, directly to the left in faint streamers. There is an extremely
faint galaxy, next to a star, seen through this streamer.
The gasses are blowing off to the lower left and in front of a very faint galaxy.

Distance from Earth: 1.140393  astronomical units.
Distance from Sun:   1.073148  astronomical units.
Heliocentric: l:-157.3794 b:38.1091  r:1.0731  
Magnitude: 4.1  
Rates ra:   0.0184 dec:   0.0149 (arc-secs/sec)
RA: 10h 01m 11.7s  Dec: +50°21'20"  (Epoch 2000)

Photo Specifications:

16" F/4.87  Newtonian , ST-8E, CFW8     06/12/04    Temp. = -11 C

Filter
Exposure time
Number of exposures
Binning
Luminance
4 min
1
1x1
Red
1 min
1
2x2
Green
1 min
1
2x2
Blue
1.6 min
1
2x2
Other








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