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Comet C/2013 X1 PANSTARRS (May.11,2016), 


            José J. Chambó

Comet C/2013 X1 PANSTARRS (May.11,2016)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: STL-11000M

Dates:May 11, 2016

Frames: 4x240"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.62%

Basic astrometry details job: 1074109

Resolution: 620x413

Locations: Siding Spring - NSW (Australia), Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia


Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) imaged on May 11 2016, in spite of bad weather when I took the image with high humidity and poor transparency, is possible see its two tails: the dust tail toward up left with more than half degree, and the ion tail toward down right which showing several jets in its begining, and although faint is prolonged al least a pair of degrees until the bright star Phi Aquarii with magnitude 4. The comet has a brightness of magnitude 7 and will be increasing next days because is approaching to Earth.

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Comet C/2013 X1 PANSTARRS (May.11,2016), 


            José J. Chambó