Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) opens The Year of the Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) opens The Year of the Comet
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C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) opens The Year of the Comet

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C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) opens The Year of the Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) opens The Year of the Comet
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C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) opens The Year of the Comet

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 12, 2013
Frames:
13×90(19′ 30″) ISO1600
Integration:
19′ 30″
Darks:
17
Flats:
22
Bias:
100
Avg. Moon age:
0.78 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.69%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00
Mean SQM:
20.10
Mean FWHM:
4.55
Temperature:
6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3486432

RA center: 04h33m27s.8

DEC center: +06°4351

Pixel scale: 4.907 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.732 degrees

Field radius: 0.983 degrees

Resolution: 1200x800

File size: 668.5 KB

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

Description

In spite of move away from Earth and to lose shine until 9,5 magnitude, the comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) has not stopped to win beauty, as is showing in this image taken on January 12 of 2013, a whitish dust tail of half degree long. The bright star has 7,2 magnitude.

More info in the Blog  Cometografia.es

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C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) opens The Year of the Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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