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Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze
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Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: IAC80 Telescope


Dates:Dec. 15, 2017

Frames: 8x60" (8')

Integration: 8'

Avg. Moon age: 27.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.88%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1884206

RA center: 8h 53' 17"

DEC center: +4° 40' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.516 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.338 degrees

Field radius: 0.120 degrees


Resolution: 1200x1173

Description

Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) photographed on December 15th 2017 through the telescope IAC-80 from Teide Observatory. In this image taken two months a half after be discovered and still with magnitude 13, already shows a curved dust tail. This small comet is fairly possible that disintegrate during its approaching to Sun on next February.

The high resolution of this image, stacked on comet to compensate its high speed, allows observing in detail inside of small coma, which has a diameter only 15 arcseconds.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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