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Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave 20 CDK

Imaging camera:FLI ProLine PL11002M

Resolution: 1200x900

Dates:March 28, 2018

Frames: 3x60"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.76% job: 2078478

RA center: 293.338 degrees

DEC center: -2.227 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.852 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.223 degrees

Field radius: 0.594 degrees

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

Data source: Amateur hosting facility


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.

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José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS, 


            José J. Chambó

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