Comet 2014S2 PanSTARRS on May 5, 2016


Date & Time: May 5 2016, from 22:53 to 23:13 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 4min. exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm (7.9") VISAC, with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow 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




The comet 2014S2 PanSTARRS in that day has positioned at about 9.4 degrees south of Merak, beta UMa, having a coma brightness of 10th magnitude. The coma has more miniatualized than last month, and you can detect a dimmed dust tail stretched in southeast to east direction with a length of a bit shorter than 10 arc minutes.
  The image has been cropped with an equivalent f=1800mm. (View angle: 0.70×0.47°)





2013X1 PanSTARRS on Nov 15, 2015

2014S2 PanSTARRS on Apr 9, 2016


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