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Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:IAC80 Telescope

Resolution: 1200x1173

Dates:Dec. 15, 2017

Frames: 8x60"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.88% job: 1884206

RA center: 133.321 degrees

DEC center: 4.677 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.516 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.338 degrees

Field radius: 0.120 degrees


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 



José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze, 


            José J. Chambó

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