Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)
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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS
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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: Planewave 20 CDK

Imaging cameras: FLI ProLine PL11002M


Dates:May 4, 2018

Frames: 3x120" (6')

Integration: 6'

Avg. Moon age: 18.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 81.51%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2046448

RA center: 5h 22' 5"

DEC center: +44° 4' 8"

Pixel scale: 2.739 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.475 degrees

Field radius: 0.549 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States

Description

Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) reach these days a perihelion quite away from the Sun (to 2.6 AU). By the other way is everytime more away from Earth and we have to add a lost of activity since last months; all this makes its appearance has being wane as can be see in this image taken on May 4th 2018, the Force is not with comet and shows its blue tail faint with only 10 arcminutes lenght.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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