Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Hercules (Her)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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            José J. Chambó
C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (Feb.27,2014)
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C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (Feb.27,2014)

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C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (Feb.27,2014), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
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C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (Feb.27,2014)

Technical card

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

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Bresser Skylux 70/700

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: PHD guiding  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Jasc Software Paintshop Pro  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Accessory: Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector


Dates:Feb. 27, 2014

Frames: 20x120" (40')

Integration: 40'

Avg. Moon age: 27.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.96%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4344886

RA center: 16h 35' 54"

DEC center: +19° 46' 40"

Pixel scale: 5.173 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 6.374 degrees

Field radius: 1.038 degrees


Resolution: 1200x804

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

Data source: Unknown

Description

Image of the comet C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS on February 27 in which is registered a great evolution since my last image taken on 2th. Its brightness has increased from 12.5 until 11.5 magnitude aproximately, meanwhile the coma only has increased a bit over 1' diameter with a white-greenish color. On the other hand seems that the comet is developing a very short tail toward southeast. The object at right border of the image is the spiral barred galaxy NGC 6181.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS (Feb.27,2014), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó