Comet 2012K1 PanSTARRS on Dec 14, 2014


Date & Time: Dec 14 2014, from 19:04 to 19:14 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 2min. exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Hiraiso, Hitachi-naka city, Ibaraki 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 at about 1.5 degrees north of alpha Phoenices in lower dusk south skies. The brightness of coma has about 10th magnitude, hardly recognized the figure due to the hazy condition in lower skies. This image can show you an indistinct tail stretched toward eastern direction.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1600mm. (View angle: 0.79×0.53°)





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2012K1 PanSTARRS on early morning of Oct 19, 2014


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