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Comet C/2016 BA14 PANSTARRS (Mar.27,2016), 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2016 BA14 PANSTARRS (Mar.27,2016)
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Comet C/2016 BA14 PANSTARRS (Mar.27,2016)

Technical card

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

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D

Dates:March 27, 2016

Frames: 210x45" (2h 37' 30")

Integration: 2h 37' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 18.34 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.22%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1031151

RA center: 14h38m18s.2

DEC center: +50°0249

Pixel scale: 5.235 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.587 degrees

Field radius: 1.048 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

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


Comet C/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) imaged on March 27 2016, five days after its maximum approaching to Earth. In spite of be presumed a fragment of the comet 252P/LINEAR who shows these days a big and gassy coma, the 2016-BA14 seems have an asteroid shape. Only after stack a lot of frames by means of a rejection algorithm and overprocessing the resulting image, can be seen a vague tail toward southwest (toward down right).

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es


Sky plot

Sky plot


Comet C/2016 BA14 PANSTARRS (Mar.27,2016), 


            José J. Chambó