Comet Nishimura C/2023 P1  

Photos by Th.Boeckel


10. September 2023

 Penserjoch (2200m osl) South Tirol/Italy

 Not yet visible with naked eye! (ca. 3.9 mag*)

  

Left: Canon 200mm f3.2, Sony a63;    Right: The comet only 3,0 degrees over horizon. Newton 900mm f4.5,Sony a73   

Clear sky in direction Pfunderer Alps belonging to the Zillertal.

Because of the dusty layers in the flat plains I have to move up to 2200m osl. The seeing in direction 'Wilde Kreuzspitze' was really good but it was a hard work

 to catch the comet only a few degrees over horizon (lowest 3.0).


09. September 2023

 Penserjoch (2200m osl) South Tirol/Italy

 Not yet visible with naked eye! (ca. 4.1 mag*)

   


08. September 2023

 Maisach/Rottbach (South Bavaria)

 Not yet visible with naked eye! (ca. 4.4 mag*)


07.September 2023

 Auerberg (South Bavaria)

(ca. 4.6 mag*)


05.September 2023

 'Clear sky' over Germerswang (South Bavaria)

 Very good conditions up to 12 over the horizon even near Munich allowed these images of the comet to be taken.

Komet Nishimura C/2023 P1 Th.Boeckel

Newton 900mm f4.5, 3x20 sec, ISO 1600, Canon 5DM3

The comet (5.3 mag*) could be seen clearly on September 5th, 2023 through a Newton telescope 900mm; f4.5

Comet Nishimura C/2023 P1 Th.Boeckel


*mag  = > light magnitude: Up to mag +3 or +4 stars are visible nearby cities with the naked eye, in very dark areas the seeing limit can reach up to mag +6.

The more higher numerical value is given, the more weaker are the objects. E.g. - 4,7 mag, Venus glittering; - 1,0 Sirius, brightest star; + 3,5 M31 Andromeda, pale shiny oval)


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