Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)
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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Mar.6,2016), 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Mar.6,2016)
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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Mar.6,2016)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D

Dates:March 6, 2016

Frames: 6x240" (24')

Integration: 24'

Avg. Moon age: 26.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.14%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1009944

RA center: 04h10m51s.1

DEC center: +56°0158

Pixel scale: 5.262 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.355 degrees

Field radius: 1.054 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain


Comet C/2013 US10 (PANSTARRS) on March 6th 2016, has moved away to 2 A.U. from the Sun and Earth, showing a lot of changes since the last time I shoot near two months ago: its brightness has dropped to magnitude 9.5, its gas tail has missed, and the dust tail with a longitude of half degree has been stretched because our perspective as the Earth approaches to its orbital plane.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es


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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Mar.6,2016), 


            José J. Chambó