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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina, 


            Michael Southam

Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina

Technical card

Resolution: 3404x2232

Date:Jan. 27, 2016

Time: 20:30

Frames: 105

Focal length: 2032

Locations: Home Observatory, Shelton, Connecticut, United States


I had high hopes of catching a tail but it wasn't to be. I think I did everything right. Lots of short exposures and all stacked using Harry's comet stacking tutorial. Either I did something wrong or the tail is now just too dim for my equipment and skill to pick up. I'll catch it on the next time round in a million years or so.

C/2013 US10 (Catalina) is an Oort cloud comet discovered on 31 October 2013 by the Catalina Sky Survey at an apparent magnitude of 19 using a 0.68-meter (27 in) Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope. As of September 2015 the comet is around apparent magnitude 6.



Michael Southam
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons


Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina, 


            Michael Southam

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