Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)
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Comet C/2017 S3 PANSTARRS between outbursts, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2017 S3 PANSTARRS between outbursts

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Comet C/2017 S3 PANSTARRS between outbursts, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2017 S3 PANSTARRS between outbursts

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+


Dates:July 9, 2018

Frames: 5x120" (10')

Integration: 10'

Avg. Moon age: 25.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.13%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2152678

RA center: 3h 47' 18"

DEC center: +58° 46' 37"

Pixel scale: 4.295 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.835 degrees

Field radius: 0.897 degrees


Resolution: 1200x906

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain

Data source: Backyard

Description

Comet C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS) photographed on July 9th 2018, a week after its first outburst of activity has dropped from magnitude 9 to 10.5 with a coma which has reduced again its size from 5 to 3 arcseconds in appearent diameter. In the upper part of the image highlights "Tombaugh 5", a little-known open cluster of faint 12 magnitude stars.

Telescope GSO 8" N f/3.8 & Camera Atik 383L+.

14.5 min. total exposure. Non-composite stacking.

Locally from Vallés, Valencia (Spain).

More info at Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2017 S3 PANSTARRS between outbursts, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó