Comet 2011L4 PanStarrs on May 2, 2013


f=530mm prime focus

Date & Time: May 2 2013, from 22:51 to 23:38 JST(+0900)
Composed 12 shots with 4min. exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Furudono town, Fukushima pref.

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





f=135mm telephoto lens (Comet PanSTARRS & NGC7822)

Date & Time: May 2 2013, from 22:51 to 23:37 JST(+0900)
Composed 12 shots with 4min. exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor ED 80-200mmF2.8 (f=135mm, Aperture: F2.8)
with Astronomik CLS-CCD filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Furudono town, Fukushima pref.

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




In May 2013, the comet PanStarrs bacame a circumpolar star in lower northeast skies. In that day I could observe the comet closimg to an emission nebula of NGC7822 in eastern part of Cepheus. The coma has a visual brightness of 6th or 7th magnitude, and a widely spread fan-shaped dust tail and a short ion tail in east can be detected.




2011L4 PanSTARRS on May 4, 2013

2011L4 PanSTARRS on early morning of Apr 13, 2013


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