Comet 2012K1 PanSTARRS on early morning of Oct 19, 2014


Date & Time: Oct 18 2014, from 27:16 to 27:34 JST(+0900)
Composed 7 shots with 3min. exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
Sensitivity...ISO3200




The comet Pan STARRS in that day has positioned in the northern region of Puppis in dawn south skies. The comet has a coma with a brightness of about 7th magnitude, having its maximum brightness. It was fairly hazy condition, I cannot detect any clear tails.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=2000mm. (View angle: 0.63×0.42°)





2012K1 PanSTARRS on Dec 14, 2014

2012K1 PanSTARRS on May 31, 2014


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