Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Microscopium (Mic)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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C/2021 A1 Leonard - Comet in Microscopium - 2021-12-27 19:44 UT - IAS Remote Test - v1, 



    
        

            Martin Junius
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C/2021 A1 Leonard - Comet in Microscopium - 2021-12-27 19:44 UT - IAS Remote Test - v1

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C/2021 A1 Leonard - Comet in Microscopium - 2021-12-27 19:44 UT - IAS Remote Test - v1, 



    
        

            Martin Junius
C/2021 A1 Leonard - Comet in Microscopium - 2021-12-27 19:44 UT - IAS Remote Test - v1
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C/2021 A1 Leonard - Comet in Microscopium - 2021-12-27 19:44 UT - IAS Remote Test - v1

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi Epsilon 160
Imaging Cameras
QHYCCD QHY268M
Mounts
10Micron GM3000 HPS
Filters
Chroma R 36mm · Chroma B 36mm · Chroma G 36mm
Software
N.I.N.A. Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy · Adobe Photoshop 2021 · Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic · Pleiades Astrophoto S.L. PixInsight 1.8 Ripley

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 27, 2021
Frames:
Chroma B 36mm: 22x30" (11') (gain: 56.00) -10C bin 1x1
Chroma G 36mm: 22x30" (11') (gain: 56.00) -10C bin 1x1
Chroma R 36mm: 22x30" (11') (gain: 56.00) -10C bin 1x1
Integration:
33'
Darks:
11
Flats:
20
Avg. Moon age:
22.55 days
Avg. Moon phase:
45.71%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
1.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5397283

RA center: 21h23m28s.3

DEC center: -34°3325

Pixel scale: 1.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 305.200 degrees

Field radius: 1.471 degrees

Resolution: 6162x4036

Locations: IAS Observatory Hakos, Hakos, Namibia

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

IAS - Internationale Amateuersternwarte e.V. - Hakos Observatory, Namibia
Yet another test of IAS remote telescope "Klein-Lukas"
Remote team: F. Hund, J. Obstfelder, L. Demetz, M. Mushardt, T. Klemmer, T. Winterer, M. Junius

Clouds/haze around dusk and limited transparency, but Leonard was bright enough to deliver approx. half an hour of usable data.

Same collimation problems as with the previous images. ;-)

See https://vimeo.com/661038986 or https://youtu.be/NSAcI1WjTro for an animation of the rapid movements in the tail.

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