Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquila (Aql)
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Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS
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Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave 20 CDK

Imaging cameras: FLI ProLine PL11002M


Dates:March 28, 2018

Frames: 3x60" (3')

Integration: 3'

Avg. Moon age: 11.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.76%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2078478

RA center: 19h 33' 21"

DEC center: -2° 13' 37"

Pixel scale: 2.852 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.223 degrees

Field radius: 0.594 degrees


Resolution: 1200x900

Locations: Siding Spring - NSW (Australia), Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Description

This is the first image I took of C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) on March 28th 2018. The comet had in those moments still a brightness of magnitude 11, a central condensation some greater than 1 arcminute visually observable with telescopes, but besides surrounded by a faint greenish coma with a diameter up to 4 arcminutes.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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