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


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.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es


Sky plot

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


            José J. Chambó