Comet 2014S2 PanSTARRS on early morning of Jan 16, 2016


Date & Time: Jan 15 2016, from 28:51 to 29:17 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 5min. 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 central region of Draco, about 4 degrees north east of eta Dra, observed the coma with a brightness of 9th magnitude. The coma has a visual diameter of about 5 arc minutes and a 15 arc minutes length dust tail in north west direction.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=2000mm. (View angle: 0.63×0.42°)





2014S2 PanSTARRS on Apr 9, 2016

2014S2 PanSTARRS on Jan 3, 2016


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