Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Crater (Crt)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet C/2014 Q1 PANSTARRS (Aug.11,2015), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2014 Q1 PANSTARRS (Aug.11,2015)
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Comet C/2014 Q1 PANSTARRS (Aug.11,2015)

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Comet C/2014 Q1 PANSTARRS (Aug.11,2015), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2014 Q1 PANSTARRS (Aug.11,2015)
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Comet C/2014 Q1 PANSTARRS (Aug.11,2015)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: FLI ML16803


Dates:Aug. 11, 2015

Frames: 3x180" (9')

Integration: 9'

Avg. Moon age: 26.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.49%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3958915

RA center: 11h 21' 26"

DEC center: -19° 18' 32"

Pixel scale: 10.519 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.948 degrees

Field radius: 2.191 degrees


Resolution: 1200x900

Locations: Siding Spring - NSW (Australia), Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Unknown

Description

Comet C/2013 Q1 (PANSTARRS) imaged on August 11, 2015. After its perihelion showed this unusual double dust tail: the "nominal" directed towards East with 1.5 degrees long, and the other towards North (upwards) with more than 2 degree long shaped by very heavy particles that were left behind in the orbital trajectory of the comet.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2014 Q1 PANSTARRS (Aug.11,2015), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó