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Comet C/2020 T2 Palomar, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2020 T2 Palomar
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Comet C/2020 T2 Palomar, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2020 T2 Palomar
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave 17" CDK

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 6303E

Software: PixInsight 1.8


Dates:April 9, 2021

Frames: 1x300" (5')

Integration: 5'

Avg. Moon age: 27.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.39%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4400301

RA center: 13h 59' 35"

DEC center: +34° 24' 36"

Pixel scale: 2.297 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.929 degrees

Field radius: 0.491 degrees


Resolution: 1280x853

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: iTelescope

Description

Object/Date:
C/2020 T2 (Palomar) @ 2021 April 9, 10:49 UT

Description:
Comet C/2020 T2 (Palomar) imaged on April 9, 2021, since my previous image taken three weeks ago shows now an evident increase in brightness from magnitude 12 to 11, and its coma increasing in angular size from 0.7 to 2.5 arcminutes. This coma appears with a pinpointed central condensation, a whitish central zone and an outer zone with a greenish tone and elongated between anti-orbital and anti-sunward direction.

Data and link to image:
https://cometografia.es/2020t2-palomar-20210409/

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Comet C/2020 T2 Palomar, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó