Comet 67P moves past Leo Triplet

by on , under Astronomy Blog

Over the next week or so, Comet 67P, the comet being explored by the Rosetta probe, passes across the front of the Leo Triplet. Comprising of the spiral galaxies M65, M66 and NGC3628.
The comet is now around 16th magnitude so will be a challenge from my light polluted location.

The image below shows the path of comet 67P at 1 day intervals.
Position shown at 0h UT on each day.
Map produced using planetarium software C2A.


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