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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 cameras: FLI Proline 6303E

Software: PixInsight 1.8


Dates:March 18, 2021

Frames: 1x300" (5')

Integration: 5'

Avg. Moon age: 4.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.16%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4335788

RA center: 14h 7' 27"

DEC center: +33° 12' 28"

Pixel scale: 2.301 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.802 degrees

Field radius: 0.492 degrees


Resolution: 1280x853

Data source: Unknown

Description

Object/Date:
C/2020 T2 (Palomar) @ 2021 March 18, 11:04 UT

Description:
Comet C/2020 T2 (Palomar) imaged on March 18, 2021. My first image of this comet, currently at magnitude 12 and which could reach magnitude 10 next July. The image shows a coma with an angular size of 40 arcseconds with a well-defined central condensation, and a fan-shaped tail with an angle between the anti-sunward and anti-orbital direction with a length of about 2 arcminutes. Although its coma is mainly dusty, it has a certain greenish hue that could indicate a soon formation of a larger and gassy external coma that already seems sensed in the color image.

Data and link to image:
https://cometografia.es/2020t2-palomar-20210318/

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Comet C/2020 T2 Palomar, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó