This page contains photographs of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimko (C-G). This comet will be visited by the Rosetta spacecraft in November of 2014 (all things going to plan!). Observations of this comet are useful for the planning of the Rosetta mission.
- See the wikipidea page for more information about the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimko.
- See the European Space Agency page for information on the Rosetta spacecraft which will visit the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimko
Unless otherwise stated, photographs on this page are captured using the following telescope and imaging equipment:
- 12″ SCT at 2200mm focal length
- SBIG ST8-XME camera
- 0.84″/pixel (arc seconds per pixel)
- Astronomik Type II Red filter
Photographs on this page are taken from Perth, Western Australia in the southern hemisphere At the time of starting this page, the comet 67P passes nicely overhead during the night, providing good photography opportunities at high altitude. The comet is relatively faint, being estimated at approximately magnitude 18, making it only a photographic not visual comet and even photographic requiring reasonably capable equipment to achieve acceptable quality photographs.