Comet 2011L4 PanStarrs on May 4, 2013

Date & Time: May 4 2013, from 25:45 to 26:29 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 6min. exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with Astronomik CLS-CCD filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

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

The comet PanStarrs in that day has positioned at the declination of over +70 degrees in eastern Cepheus, we can observe it all the night. The coma has a visual brightness of about 7th magnitude, it might be needed a small scope to observe. But as ever the comet has a widely spread splendid dust tail, you can recognize that the dust composition has covered about half of upper left hand side of the field of this image.

Encke on Oct 12, 2013

2011L4 PanSTARRS on May 2, 2013

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