Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (May.21,2014), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (May.21,2014)
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C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (May.21,2014)

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C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (May.21,2014), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
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C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (May.21,2014)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tamron AF 70-300

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Bresser Skylux 70/700

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: PHD guiding  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Jasc Software Paintshop Pro  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool


Dates:May 21, 2014

Frames: 30x240" (2h)

Integration: 2h

Avg. Moon age: 22.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.60%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4255188

RA center: 11h 29' 59"

DEC center: +46° 37' 26"

Pixel scale: 9.193 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.662 degrees

Field radius: 1.842 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

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

Data source: Unknown

Description

The comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) on May 21, 2014 with a magnitude near 8,5. This image taken through a 300 mm lens and field clipped to 3 x 2 degrees shows a short dust tail of 20' long toward east, while its faint ionic tail in a closed angle a bit to south is barely viewed. Toward northeast can be seen the barred spiral galaxy NGC 3726 with 10,4 magnitude.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (May.21,2014), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó