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Comet C/2014 S2 PANSTARRS (Mar.8,2016), 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2014 S2 PANSTARRS (Mar.8,2016)

Comet C/2014 S2 PANSTARRS (Mar.8,2016)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 100D

Resolution: 1200x800

Dates:March 8, 2016

Frames: 4x240"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.86 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.51% job: 1023394

RA center: 212.439 degrees

DEC center: 71.272 degrees

Pixel scale: 5.269 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.155 degrees

Field radius: 1.055 degrees

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain


Comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) imaged on March 8th 2016, with a brightness around magnitude 9.5 and a coma of 5' diameter everytime more white, shows a short dust tail towards southeast (to down-right) a a faint anti-tail towards north (upwards) because the approximation of Earth to its orbital plane.

Posted in my Blog 



José J. Chambó
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Sky plot

Sky plot


Comet C/2014 S2 PANSTARRS (Mar.8,2016), 


            José J. Chambó