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Comet C/2012 K1 Panstarss, 


            Mauro Narduzzi

Comet C/2012 K1 Panstarss

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Stellarvue SV 152

Imaging camera:SBIG STT-8300M

Mount:Astro-Physics 900 GTO

Guiding camera:SBIG STT-8300M

Focal reducer:Astro-Physics AP27TVPH

Filter:AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Luminance

Accessory:SBIG AO-8

Resolution: 1406x965

Dates:May 4, 2014

Frames: 15x300"

Integration: 1.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.96%

Locations: Casa, Codroipo, UD, Italy


Comet C/2012 K1 Panstarss taken during the early night of May, 04 2014 with a TMB 152 reduced to F/6.2 (around 930 mm focal length). Crop of a bin 2x2 image.

Ion tail very very very faint, aggressive processing only to take out the ion tail from the backround.

Very nice and promising comet, very high form 45N latitude being in Ursa Major. Follow it on:



Mauro Narduzzi
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons


Comet C/2012 K1 Panstarss, 


            Mauro Narduzzi