Comet 66P/duToit and Silver Dollar Galaxy


José J. Chambó

Siding Spring, Australia

Telescope Planewave 20″ CDK f/4.4 & Camera FLI PL09000

Comet 66P/du Toit photographed on June 21th 2018 when was in conjunction with Sculptor Galaxy, also known as Silver Dollar Galaxy or NGC 253, a spiral with intense star formation to 12 million light-years from Earth. Meanwhile, the periodic comet 66P visiting us every 15 years is these days near our planet showing a intense green coma and observable from Southern Hemisphere through medium-size telescopes.