Comet 2P/Encke

Comet Encke  (official designation: 2P/Encke) is a periodic comet that completes an orbit of the Sun once every three years — the shortest period of any known comet. It was first recorded by Pierre Méchain in 1786, but it was not recognized as a periodic comet until 1819 when its orbit was computed by Johann Franz Encke; like Halley's Comet, it is unusual in being named after the calculator of its orbit rather than its discoverer.

 

February 16th, 2017           0.11m" F5.0. STL-11k camera. LRGB


November 4th, 2013           20"CDK@F4.5. FLI-PL11002 camera. LRGB. L: 6x2mins. RGB: 1x2mins.


October 30th, 2013           20"CDK@F4.5. FLI-PL11002 camera. LRGB. L: 6x2mins. RGB: 1x2mins.


October 30th, 2013           0.11m" F5.0. STL-11k camera. LRGB. L: 8x2mins. RGB: 1x2mins. Within the Virgo galaxy cluster.


October 12th, 2013           20"CDK@F4.5. FLI-PL11002 camera. LRGB. L: 5x3mins. RGB: 1x2mins.


September 30th, 2013           17"CDK@F4.5. FLI-PL6303E camera. LRGB. L: 4x3mins. RGB: 1x2mins.


September 6th, 2013                   17"CDK@F4.5. FLI-PL6303E camera. 4x3mins unfiltered.

 

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