Comet C/2013 A1 at 15 milion Km from Mars


andrea pistocchini

Germignaga (VA) Italy

Tecnosky 80/480 with 0,8x reducer
41x25sec 800 ISO with Canon 450D
Guide with Skywatcher 70/500 and qhy5 II Mono
Germignaga (VA) Italy

The last day available (at least for my location and strumentation) i managed to photograph the conjunction between Mars and the Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring in the same field :) The height from horizon at 19.40 was 11°, to get to 8° at 20.05. Then there was the hill :D
It was the fifth time that I tried to take this rare phenomenon, the first two with clouds, the third with moisture, the fourth bad seeing :) I didn’t think i cound be able to pick up faint Galactic clouds of Sagittarius, and instead …:D