Comet 2013UC10 Catalina on early morning of Dec 20, 2015


Date & Time: Dec 19 2015, from 28:32 to 29:20 JST(+0900)
Composed 15 shots with 3min. exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium UV/IR cut 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





Date & Time: Dec 19 2015, from 28:39 to 29:25 JST(+0900)
Composed 16 shots with 3min. exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & SBIG STV
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

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




The comet 2013UC10 Catalina, moving from Virgo to Bootes, in that day has a 6th magnitude coma, 4 degrees stretched ion tail and an anti-tail in southeast. This image shows you that the comet has an ion tail divided in three parts at its root.
  The 1st images: View angle: 0.79×0.53°
  The 2nd images: View angle: 2.55×1.70°





2013UC10 Catalina on early morning of Jan 4&5, 2016

2013UC10 Catalina on early morning of Dec 13, 2015


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