Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) meets Mars   2014-10-19

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Object data

Object type: Comet
Size: -
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Oph
Distance: 1.629 AU (244 Mio km)
Notes: Very close encounter with Mars (minimal distance = 132,000 km)

Exposure data

Date: 2014-10-19  17:15 UT
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and Baader Filters
Binning: L 1x1
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: L 1x2min
Exposure time total: 2min
Notes: Height = 10