Comet 2014S2 PanSTARRS on Dec 5, 2015


Date & Time: Dec 5 2015, from 17:47 to 18:17 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 2014S2 PanSTARRS in that day can be detected in lower evening northern skies, around central region of Draco, a 9th magnitude coma can be observed easily through a telescope. A dust tail has stretched in north direction with a length of about 5 to 10 arc minutes, the coma has a greenish ionized composition.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=2000mm. (View angle: 0.63×0.42°)





2014S2 PanSTARRS on Dec 30, 2015

2014S2 PanSTARRS on Nov 15, 2015


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