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Panstarss c-2012 k1

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Panstarss c-2012 k1

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Optics UK ODK 16
Imaging Cameras
Starlight Xpress H35
Mounts
Astro-Physics AP1200
Filters
Astronomik Red · Blue · L · Green
Accessories
Starlight Xpress Fliter Wheel
Software
Maxim DL
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Optics UK ODK 16
Guiding Cameras
Lodestar

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 16, 2014
Frames:
L: 8x180" (24') bin 1x1
Integration:
24'
Avg. Moon age:
18.56 days
Avg. Moon phase:
84.60%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3891020

Resolution: 1905x1760

Locations: Observatoire personnel - France (49), le plessis grammoire, maine et loire - 49, France

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) is a retrograde Oort cloud comet discovered at magnitude 19.7, 8.7 AU from the Sun on 17 May 2012 using the Pan-STARRS telescope located near the summit of Haleakalā, on the island of Maui in Hawaii (U.S.).

The comet starts 2014 as a northern hemisphere object. By late April 2014 it brightened to roughly apparent magnitude ~8.8 making it a small telescope/binoculars target for experienced observers.

The comet is currently magnitude 8.

From 12 July 2014 until 6 September 2014 it will have an elongation less than 30 degrees from the Sun.[4] The comet will come to perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) on 27 August 2014 at a distance of 1.05 AU (157,000,000 km; 98,000,000 mi) from the Sun. It crosses the celestial equator on 15 September 2014 becoming a southern hemisphere Object.

The comet should reach its peak magnitude of ~6 in mid-October 2014 when it will have an elongation of around 75 degrees from the Sun. It may be visible to the experienced naked eye observer, but will be much easier to detect in binoculars or a telescope.

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Panstarss c-2012 k1, 



    
        

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