Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5560  ·  NGC 5566
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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Dec.21,2015), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Dec.21,2015)
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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Dec.21,2015)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: STL-11000M


Dates:Dec. 21, 2015

Frames: 4x240" (16')

Integration: 16'

Avg. Moon age: 10.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.69%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 893311

RA center: 14h 12' 14"

DEC center: +4° 42' 18"

Pixel scale: 14.025 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -174.686 degrees

Field radius: 2.809 degrees


Resolution: 620x413

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States

Description

Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) imaged on December 21th 2015, latest image of this comet on this year without moonlight. A mosaic of nearly 5 degrees width and 3 degrees height in which are highlighted some details of the long and bluish ionic tail as rays in the initial part, knots along its axis, and a important disconnection at the end. The brighter trail that leaves the yellowish and short dust tail departs toward southeast, unfolding it with fan shape more faint in a wide angle until the ionic tail. At left of the greenish coma there are an interesting group of galaxies being NGC 5566 the biggest.

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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Dec.21,2015), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó