Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Minor (UMi)
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Comet C/2014 S2 PANSTARRS (Mar.8,2016), 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2014 S2 PANSTARRS (Mar.8,2016)
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Comet C/2014 S2 PANSTARRS (Mar.8,2016)

Technical card

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

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D

Dates:March 8, 2016

Frames: 4x240" (16')

Integration: 16'

Avg. Moon age: 28.86 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.51%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1023394

RA center: 14h09m45s.4

DEC center: +71°1619

Pixel scale: 5.269 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.155 degrees

Field radius: 1.055 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

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


Comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) imaged on March 8th 2016, with a brightness around magnitude 9.5 and a coma of 5' diameter everytime more white, shows a short dust tail towards southeast (to down-right) a a faint anti-tail towards north (upwards) because the approximation of Earth to its orbital plane.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es


Sky plot

Sky plot


Comet C/2014 S2 PANSTARRS (Mar.8,2016), 


            José J. Chambó