Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)
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Comet 141P/Machholz, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet 141P/Machholz
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave 17" CDK

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 6303E

Software: PixInsight 1.8

Dates:Feb. 10, 2021

Frames: 1x120"

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.89%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4228561

RA center: 3h 39' 21"

DEC center: -0° 43' 40"

Pixel scale: 2.451 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.129 degrees

Field radius: 0.491 degrees

Resolution: 1200x800

Data source: Unknown


141P/Machholz @ 2021 February 10, 02:32 UT

My last image of comet 141P/Machholz on February 10, 2021, in which a strong decrease in brightness is appreciated compared to the previous one I taken three weeks before, dropped until near magnitude 15. With a very diffuse coma of about 3 arcminutes still shows a certain trace of tail toward antisunward direction.

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Comet 141P/Machholz, 


            José J. Chambó