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Comet C/2015 ER61 PANSTARRS, 




    

        José J. Chambó
Comet C/2015 ER61 PANSTARRS

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave 20 CDK

Guiding camera:FLI PL-09000

Resolution: 1200x900

Dates: April 29, 2017

Frames: 3x120"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.92%

Astrometry.net job: 1606182

RA center: 342.288 degrees

DEC center: -2.576 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.788 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.065 degrees

Field radius: 0.581 degrees

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

Data source: Unknown

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