Comet 2013UC10 Catalina on Feb 7, 2016


Date & Time: Feb 7 2016, from 19:22 to 19:57 JST(+0900)
Composed 12 shots with 3min. exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
Sensitivity...ISO1600




The comet 2013UC10 Catalina about three weeks later of my previous observation has moved northwards to central region of Camelopardalis, being a circumpolar star, can be observed all night long. The brightness of coma has been down to 7th or 8th magnitude, no clear ion tail can be detected. This image can show you that the comet has a dust tail stretched in northeast direction with a length of a degree.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=600mm. (View angle: 2.12×1.42°)





2013UC10 Catalina on Feb 11, 2016

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


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