Comet 2013X1 PanSTARRS on early morning of May 8, 2016


Date & Time: May 7 2016, from 26:55 to 27:11 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 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 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Furudono town, Fukushima pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
Sensitivity...ISO3200




This image shows you the comet 2013X1 PanSTARRS three months later of my previous observation. The comet has moved the oppsite side of the sun, positioned at a boundary on Pisces and Aquarius in lower dawn skies. I could observe the coma as about 7th magnitude, a bit dimmer than the prediction. The elevation of the comet had only 10 degrees, the haze in lower sky made hard to detect its tails. This image can somehow shows a spread dust tail in north direction.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1000mm. (View angle: 1.27×0.85°)





2013X1 PanSTARRS on early morning of Jun 4, 2016

2013X1 PanSTARRS on Feb 11, 2016


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