Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) on December 2012, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) on December 2012
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Comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) on December 2012

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Comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) on December 2012, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) on December 2012
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Comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) on December 2012

Technical card

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

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Bresser Skylux 70/700

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: Jasc Software Paintshop Pro  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  Iris  ·  MaximDL5

Accessory: Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector


Dates:Dec. 20, 2012

Frames: 18x80" (24') ISO800

Integration: 24'

Darks: 15

Flats: 15

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 7.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.61%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Mean SQM: 19.40

Mean FWHM: 6.13

Temperature: 14.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3486433

RA center: 12h 8' 2"

DEC center: +59° 17' 13"

Pixel scale: 5.042 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.441 degrees

Field radius: 1.014 degrees


Resolution: 1201x808

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain

Description

The comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) on December 2012, during its approach to Earth crossed the Big Dipper on only two weeks. In the image the comet shines near 9.5 magnitude and shows a tail near 15' long.

More info in the Blog  Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) on December 2012, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó