Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5371
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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Jan.11,2016), 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Jan.11,2016)
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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Jan.11,2016)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: STL-11000M

Dates:Jan. 11, 2016

Frames: 4x240" (16')

Integration: 16'

Avg. Moon age: 1.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.47%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 926023

RA center: 13h 57' 5"

DEC center: +40° 27' 54"

Pixel scale: 14.219 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -175.629 degrees

Field radius: 2.847 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

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


Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) imaged on January 11th 2016. Since my last image on December has evolved increasing the size of tail formed by heavy particles that revolve toward southwest (toward down left in the image) once come off from comet nucleus which has surrounded by a gassy coma of intense bluish color. The ionic tail is directed toward west (at right) with more than 5 degrees long and getting out of the image, although is more faint that on past days, is showing several knots and structures. Between all galaxies which can be observed, stands out NGC 5371 in the middle of image.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es


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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Jan.11,2016), 


            José J. Chambó

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