C/2012 X1, IC 4665, Beta Ophiuchi

C/2012 X1, IC 4665 and Beta Ophiuchi

This image, taken on Jan 26 2014, shows Comet C/2012 X1 passing through open cluster IC 4665 in the constellation of Ophiucus. Open cluster IC 4665 is the small group of bright stars just in front of the comet, while the bright star on the right is Beta Ophiuchi (Celbalrai), magnitude 2.75. Comet C/2012 X1 is currently approaching…

Comet C/2012 X1 on Dec 28 2013

Image: Comet C/2012 X1

Comet C/2012 X1 imaged on Dec 28 2013. This image is the result of stacking 6 different luminance exposures, 120 seconds each. Stacking and deconvolution performed with MaxIM DL, final adjustments done with Adobe Photoshop. C/2012 X1 is currently approaching perihelion, which will be reached on Feb 21 2014. Additional resources: C/2012 X1 information C/2012 X1…