Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Hercules (Her)
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Comet 252P/LINEAR (Jun.4,2016), 


            José J. Chambó
Comet 252P/LINEAR (Jun.4,2016)
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Comet 252P/LINEAR (Jun.4,2016)

Technical card

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

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D

Dates:June 4, 2016

Frames: 11x240" (44')

Integration: 44'

Avg. Moon age: 28.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.57%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1117314

RA center: 16h 43' 39"

DEC center: +6° 15' 28"

Pixel scale: 5.257 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.316 degrees

Field radius: 1.053 degrees

Resolution: 620x413


Comet 252P/LINEAR imaged on June 4 2016, just when begins a fast drop in brightness. In this image is near magnitude 11.5 and can be perceived as, comparing with the image I took three weeks before in which had magnitude 9, the central condensation has lost intensity and the coma has dimmed in diameter from 10 to 3 arcminutes.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es


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Comet 252P/LINEAR (Jun.4,2016), 


            José J. Chambó