Spectrum of comet 2013UC10 Catalina on early morning of Jan 9, 2016


Optical image   (white box represents slit position for spectrum imaging)

Date & Time: Jan 8 2016, 26:46 JST(+0900), 2min. exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt Cassegrain with a conversion lens(f=1250mm, F5.0)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201 XT
Cooled CCD Camera: SBIG ST-402ME (Cooling Temp.: -25°C)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.




Spectrogram & Intensity distribution

Date & Time: Jan 8 2016, from 26:38 to 26:42 JST(+0900)
Composed 2 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt Cassegrain (f=2500mm, F10.0)
with SBIG DSS7 spectrometer (slit width: 0.05mm)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201 XT
Cooled CCD Camera: SBIG ST-402ME (Cooling Temp.: -25°C)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.




This page has displayed the optical image of comet 2013UC10 Catalina positioned in Bootes in eastern dawn skies, and its spectrogram taken with an amateur-oriented spectrometer.
Same as other many comets, coma of the comet has emission bands of carbon molecular (C2, C3) called "swan band", moreover lines of the cyan (CN), the radical of ammonia (NH2), and so on.





2013UC10 Catalina on early morning of Jan 16 & 17, 2016

2013UC10 Catalina early morning of Jan 9 to 11, 2016


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