Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Corona Australis (CrA)
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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 PL-09000


Dates:June 21, 2018

Frames: 3x120" (6')

Integration: 6'

Avg. Moon age: 8.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.33%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2123380

RA center: 18h 18' 21"

DEC center: -39° 49' 26"

Pixel scale: 3.266 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 266.708 degrees

Field radius: 0.657 degrees


Resolution: 1024x1024

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

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Description

Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) photographed on June 21, 2018 over a thousand stars background of Milky Way in Corona Australis constellation. With a brightness of magnitude 8.5 the comet is now at maximum approaching to Earth (1.3 A.U., about 500 times the distance to the Moon) and is observable through binoculars from dark places. In this image the comet shows a greenish coma with a diameter of 10 arcminutes and a tail of half degree lenght.

Telescope Planewave 20" CDK f/4.4 & Camera FLI PL09000.

9 min. total exposure. Non-composite stacking.

Remotely from Siding Spring, NSW (Australia).

More info at Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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