Comet 2011L4 PanSTARRS on Mar 11, 2013


f=350mm prime focus

Date & Time: Mar 11 2013, from 18:34 to 18:35 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 2 second exposed
Optical: miniBORG 60ED (f=350mm, F5.8)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Tokai vil., Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184 x 3456)
Sensitivity...ISO1600





f=200mm telephoto lens

Date & Time: Mar 11 2013, 18:31 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 1.6 second exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor ED 80-200mmF2.8 (f=200mm, Aperture: F2.8)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Tokai vil., Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784 x 1848)
Device Size...DX format (24 x 16mm)
Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Daylight




I could observe the comet 2011L4 PanSTARRS in that day for about 15 minutes longer than previous day (Mar 10), capture a clear figure of comet. The first and second images have been displayed by turning celestial north direction and the zenith upward, respectively. Although I could somehow detect the comet with a portable binocular, the haze in lower sky was obscuring the comet strongly. I can estimate a brightness of the coma as the 1st magnitude or so, and the comet has a dust tail with a length of 15 to 20 arc minutes estimated from the image.




2011L4 PanSTARRS on Mar 14, 2013

2011L4 PanSTARRS on Mar 10, 2013


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