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Comet 252P/LINEAR (Apr.10,2016), 


            José J. Chambó
Comet 252P/LINEAR (Apr.10,2016)
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Comet 252P/LINEAR (Apr.10,2016)

Technical card

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

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D

Dates:April 10, 2016

Frames: 8x240" (32')

Integration: 32'

Avg. Moon age: 3.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.30%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1037782

RA center: 17h 32' 53"

DEC center: +0° 47' 27"

Pixel scale: 5.260 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.788 degrees

Field radius: 1.053 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

Locations: Hoya Redonda - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain


Comet 252P/LINEAR imaged on April 10 2016, although be moving away from Earth still remains with a brightness of magnitude 6, being observable at naked eye from dark skies, and with a big green-bluish coma with a diameter of 45 arcminutes.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es


Sky plot

Sky plot


Comet 252P/LINEAR (Apr.10,2016), 


            José J. Chambó