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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+

Dates:Dec. 17, 2017

Frames: 5x180"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.55%

Basic astrometry details job: 2010437

RA center: 4h 41' 42"

DEC center: +10° 1' 44"

Pixel scale: 4.293 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.344 degrees

Field radius: 0.894 degrees

Resolution: 1200x900

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain


First color image I took of comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) on December 17, 2017, after return of Canary Islands and having photographed it with IAC-80 telescope when comet had an outburst. In this image was already looked its strong blue color in a uneven and very active tail.

Posted in my Blog 



José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS, 


            José J. Chambó

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