Comet 2016R2 PanSTARRS on Dec 22, 2017


Date & Time: Dec 22 2017, from 22:46 to 23:23 JST(+0900)
Composed 10 shots with 4min. exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium UV/IR cut 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 2016R2 PanSTARRS in that day has positioned at southern Taurus, about 5 degrees south of Aldebaran with a brightness of 11th magnitude. You can detect that the comet had a fan-like bluish ion tail distributed in eastern direction.
  View angle: 0.79×0.53°





62P Tsuchinshan1 on early morning of Dec 23, 2017


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