Comet 2014S2 PanSTARRS on Jan 3, 2016


Date & Time: Jan 3 2016, from 17:57 to 18:17 JST(+0900)
Composed 10 shots with 2min. 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 almost same area with my previous observation, around central region of Draco. 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. Due to the relative position of the comet and Earth, the apparent movement of the comet looks very small. The comet has moved only about 8 arc minutes for 4 days from Dec 30 when I observed previously.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=2000mm. (View angle: 0.63×0.42°)





2013X1 PanSTARRS on Nov 15, 2015

2014S2 PanSTARRS on Dec 30, 2015


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