Comet 2013X1 PanSTARRS on Jan 3 & 9, 2016


Date & Time: Jan 3 2016, from 18:53 to 19:22 JST(+0900), 3min.×10shots
Jan 9 2016, from 18:53 to 19:22 JST(+0900), 3min.×10shots
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




This set of images of the comet 2013X1 PanSARRS show the change with an interval of 6 days lying in the Pegasus's square in higher evening skies, moving toward southwest direction. The comet had a burst on Jan 8, brighten the coma from 9th to 8th magnitude, and the images can show you that an apparent diameter looks about four times larger. From now on the comet will close to the sun and the observing condition becomes poorer gradually, but it's notable how bright the comet will be.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=2000mm. (View angle: 0.63×0.42°)





2013X1 PanSTARRS on Feb 11, 2016

2013X1 PanSTARRS on Dec 30, 2015


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