Stop on the Cosmic Way

April 06, 2024


Photographer: Cayetana Saiz
Summary Author: Cayetana Saiz

After sunset on March 13 this year, comet 12P/Pons-Brooks crossed our skies after being absent for 71 years. Jupiter is seen here as it shines in conjunction with our Moon. In this composite image, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is at the far right, and the Triangulum Galaxy (M33) at the center right. Photo taken on March 13, 2024. 

Photo Details: This image is the result of the composition of different photographs taken the same night. The foreground, the Moon and Jupiter were all taken during the blue hour: 5D Mark IV camera; Sigma 24-70 lens; f2. 8; ISO 400; 24 mm; 9.6 seconds exposure; f 10. For 12P/Pons-Brooks: Canon 800D astro-modified camera; Sigma Art 135 mm; F1.8; ISO 3200; 135 mm; 10 second exposure; f2 calibrated with darks and bias; 126 x 10" stacked (total 20' 11'').

Castanedo, Spain Coordinates: 43.4362456, -3.6972219

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Comet 12p/Pons-Brooks
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