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2nd Place (animated): Eric J. Allen (3-way tie)
- Title 2nd Place (animated): Eric J. Allen (3-way tie)
- Released 13/04/2005 12:03 pm
- Copyright ESA
Image taken by: Eric J. Allen
Date: 04 March 2005
Time: 01h52 - 02h42 UT
Location: Champlain, Québec, Canada
Exposure duration: 131 x 10s
Telescope: Starliner 0,40m Newton F4,4
Camera: SBIG ST-9E
Pointing position: R.A. 10h59m01s Dec. +03deg20'53"
Field of view: 20' x 20', North is up, East is left
Estimated magnitude: 12 mag.
Distance to Earth: from 334 760 km to 321 658 km
Other info: "I got an unexpected break in the clouds to do this sequence of 131 images of 10-seconds exposure each. Rosetta was then about mag. 12 and rising. I was able to see it visually with a 4-inche guiding refractor while recording the images. It was amazing to see it slowly move against the stars!"
- Id 239407
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