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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 PL-09000

Resolution: 1024x1024

Dates:June 21, 2018

Frames: 3x120"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.33% 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

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

Data source: Amateur hosting facility


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).

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José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS, 


            José J. Chambó

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