Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquarius (Aqr)
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Comet C/2015 ER61 PANSTARRS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2015 ER61 PANSTARRS
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Comet C/2015 ER61 PANSTARRS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2015 ER61 PANSTARRS
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave 20 CDK

Guiding cameras: FLI PL-09000


Dates:April 29, 2017

Frames: 3x120" (6')

Integration: 6'

Avg. Moon age: 3.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.92%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1606182

RA center: 22h 49' 9"

DEC center: -2° 34' 33"

Pixel scale: 2.788 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.065 degrees

Field radius: 0.581 degrees


Resolution: 1200x900

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

Description

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) imaged on 29th April 2017, nearly a month after an outburst an after its approaching to Earth its brightness had dropped until 7.5 magnitude in this image taken 10 days before perihelion. In spite of this the comet keep showing a turquoise cocoon from wich departs a intense ionic tail that leaves the field toward southwest.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2015 ER61 PANSTARRS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó