Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)
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PanSTARRS in a Draco wasteland, 



    
        

            Tony Cook
PanSTARRS in a Draco wasteland
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PanSTARRS in a Draco wasteland

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Televue TV-85
Imaging Cameras
canon 450D
Mounts
10 Micron 1000 HPS
Accessories
TeleVue TRF-2008 0.8x
Software
Mike Unsold Images Plus · Russle Croman GradientXTerminator · Noel Carbonni Astrotools · Photoshop CS 2

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 16, 2016
Frames:
37x240" (2h 28') ISO800
Integration:
2h 28'
Darks:
36
Flats:
25
Flat darks:
24
Avg. Moon age:
8.62 days
Avg. Moon phase:
62.98%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 974994

RA center: 16h01m46s.8

DEC center: +68°5118

Pixel scale: 2.252 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.682 degrees

Field radius: 1.586 degrees

Resolution: 620x409

Locations: Home, Bramhope, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Description

A catch up with minor comet C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS) after its close encounter a few months back with the north celestial pole.

After the polar encounter the comet left Ursa Minor and entered Draco, then once it crossed the back of the dragon, stalled in its track and then turned to move back towards Ursa Minor which it re-entered 19th Feb 2016. This image was taken as it was preparing to leave Draco.

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PanSTARRS in a Draco wasteland, 



    
        

            Tony Cook

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