Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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PanStarrs from New Mexico skies, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
PanStarrs from New Mexico skies
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PanStarrs from New Mexico skies

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
FSQ-106ED
Imaging Cameras
SBIG ST-8300C
Mounts
Paramount PME
Software
PixInsight LE · ACP Observatory Control Software
Guiding Cameras
SBIG ST-402ME

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 21, 2013
Frames:
1x180" (3') -15°C bin 1x1
Integration:
3'
Avg. Moon age:
10.18 days
Avg. Moon phase:
78.06%
Temperature:
6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4344933

RA center: 00h20m46s.6

DEC center: +58°4434

Pixel scale: 4.447 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.026 degrees

Field radius: 0.926 degrees

Resolution: 900x1200

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Unknown

Description

The comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) shows an unusual dust tail with fan shape of 0.5º long, having a densest side toward northwest that is doing blur until a more narrow jet toward East corresponding to heaviest particles who remain on the orbit of the comet.

Full story in the Blog  [url=http://cometografia.es/2013/04/panstarrs-nuevo-mexico/# googtrans (es | en)]Cometografia.es[/url]

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PanStarrs from New Mexico skies, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó