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Comet C/2021 D1 SWAN, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2021 D1 SWAN
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Comet C/2021 D1 SWAN, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2021 D1 SWAN
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Technical card

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

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+

Software: PixInsight 1.8


Dates:April 5, 2021

Frames: 1x120" (2')

Integration: 2'

Avg. Moon age: 23.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.36%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4396662

RA center: 2h 41' 59"

DEC center: +32° 18' 3"

Pixel scale: 4.028 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.097 degrees

Field radius: 0.897 degrees


Resolution: 1280x966

Data source: Backyard

Description

Object/Date:
C/2021 D1 (SWAN) @ 2021 Apr 5, 19:51 UT

Description:
Comet C/2021 D1 (SWAN) is a difficult object to image because it has always remained low on its approach, on April 5, 2021 I could taken this image during nautical twilight at 19 degrees above horizon from a peri-urban sky, in which it appears with a very faint coma about 3 arcminutes with a poor defined central condensation. After reaching its maximum last March with magnitude 10.5, at the time of taking this image its brightness had already dropped to magnitude 12.

Data and link to image:
https://cometografia.es/2021d1-swan-20210405/

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Comet C/2021 D1 SWAN, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó