Comet 2014S2 PanSTARRS on Dec 30, 2015


Date & Time: Dec 30 2015, from 18:12 to 18:27 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 2min. exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
with BaaderPlanetarium UV/IR cut filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki 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 almost same area with my previous observation, around central region of Draco. Due to the relative position of the comet and Earth, the apparent movement of the comet looks very small. And now the comet can be observed at lower evening NNW and lower dawn NNE. This image can show you a coma of about 9th magnitude and a dust tail stretched to north direction with a length of about 5 arc minutes.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1600mm. (View angle: 0.79×0.53°)





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2014S2 PanSTARRS on Dec 5, 2015


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