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Comet 174P/Echeclus, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet 174P/Echeclus

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 100D

Resolution: 1200x800

Dates:Sept. 4, 2016

Frames: 6x300"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.32% job: 1301319

RA center: 21.618 degrees

DEC center: 6.796 degrees

Pixel scale: 5.259 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.271 degrees

Field radius: 1.054 degrees

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


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.

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José J. Chambó
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Comet 174P/Echeclus, 


            José J. Chambó