Comet 2013X1 PanSTARRS on Dec 5, 2015


Date & Time: Dec 5 2015, from 18:28 to 18:57 JST(+0900)
Composed 10 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 2013X1 PanSTARRS in that day has positioned at about 2.5 degrees ENE of beta And in higher evening skies with a coma brightness of 10th magnitude, almost stable with my previous observation in last month. A short dust tail with about 5 arc minutes in length has stretched toward east direction, and you can see that the greenish ionized composition is surrounding around the coma.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=2000mm. (View angle: 0.63×0.42°)





2013X1 PanSTARRS on Dec 30, 2015

2013X1 PanSTARRS on Nov 15, 2015


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