Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin) and Saturn
Sketch and Details by Leonor Ana Hernández
COMET LULIN c/2007N3
The medium used: graphite pencil.
The equipment used: 12×80 Binoculars (Field 4,2º)
Place: Cuerva (Toledo, Spain)
The night was explendid, clear and cold (1º C).
The Sky Quality Meter (SQM-L) shows 21,17 mag/seg arc^2
The comet and Saturn was in the same field of view, separated 2º aproximately. At 23:30 TU the coma was located between the stars HIP55574 and HIP55467 of Leo. The coma´s diameter fills the space between them completelly.
The tail was wide close to the coma but very thin at the end.
Quite visible and noticeable. The tail points to 80 Leonis and exceeds it with averted vision.
The nucleous was intense but not a like-star.
Saturn was fantastic with a pale yellow light and the thin ring that crosses the planet, like a cutter line. And Titan very close…
Leonor Ana Hernández
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