Comet 2013X1 PanSTARRS on Feb 11, 2016


Date & Time: Feb 11 2016, from 18:33 to 18:52 JST(+0900)
Composed 10 shots with 2min. exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 6D (Remodeled)
Location: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3409×2272)
Device Size...22.3×14.9mm, Sensitivity...ISO6400




This image shows you the comet 2013X1 PanSTARRS about a month later of my previous observation. The comet has positioned around a boundary between Pegasus and Pisces in lower western evening skies, has a coma brightness of about 9th magnitude. The influence of an outburst in last month has almost suppressed, the brightness returned to a proper predicted magnitude.
The comet will close to the sun and be unobservable from the end of Feb 2016, and can be observed again in lower dawn skies from the end of April.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1600mm. (View angle: 0.79×0.53°)





2013X1 PanSTARRS on early morning of May 8, 2016

2013X1 PanSTARRS on Jan 3 &9, 2016


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