Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Pisces (Psc)
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Comet 174P/Echeclus, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 174P/Echeclus
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Comet 174P/Echeclus, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 174P/Echeclus
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
GSO Newton 8" f/4
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 100D

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 4, 2016
Frames:
6x300" (30')
Integration:
30'
Avg. Moon age:
2.92 days
Avg. Moon phase:
9.32%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1301319

RA center: 01h26m28s.3

DEC center: +06°4745

Pixel scale: 5.259 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.271 degrees

Field radius: 1.054 degrees

Resolution: 1200x800

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

Description

Comet 174P/Echeclus imaged on 2016 September 4th, during its last outburst. Discovered in 2000 was classified as an asteroid Centaur type circulating between orbits of Uranus and Jupiter, but years later it showed cometary activity with outbursts in 2006, 2011 and the present in 2016, in which increased from 17.5 to 14.5 magnitude. In the image can be perceive a tiny elongated coma of 20 arcseconds toward Northwest.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet 174P/Echeclus, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó