Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Libra (Lib)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS on June 2012, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS on June 2012
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Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS on June 2012

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Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS on June 2012, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS on June 2012
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Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS on June 2012

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

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  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Accessory: Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector


Dates:June 23, 2012

Frames: 4x120" (8') ISO1600

Integration: 8'

Darks: 12

Flats: 11

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 3.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.56%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 20.50

Mean FWHM: 4.72

Temperature: 15.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4344952

RA center: 15h 39' 9"

DEC center: -25° 37' 22"

Pixel scale: 1.753 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.527 degrees

Field radius: 0.351 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

Locations: Torrijas - Teruel (Spain), Torrijas, Teruel, Spain

Data source: Unknown

Description

The comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) acquired on Juny 2012, far away as Jupiter yet, and with a brightness of 13 magnitude, shows a tail 1' long and a very condensed coma of greenish tone that augur potential activity for your perihelion on next Spring, when it's expected a magnitude near -1.

More info in the Blog  Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS on June 2012, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó