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Telescopic comet - 4.1.2013 at 23.00 - 4.1.2013 at 23.10 Lumijoki Observation number 10071

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Veijo Kallio, Oulun Arktos

The comet seems to be moving quite fast on a dense star field. As a result, the stars have formed images with respect to the comet, stacking pearl bands rather than a solid line.

The comet’s tail appears to have widened compared to images taken in mid-December and also appears to have dimmed at its tip. The brightest part of the coma now looks rounder than before.

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  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2012 K5 LINEAR
    • 0.23
    • degrees
  • Coma diameter
  • 4 kaariminuuttia
  • Observation target
    • Comet
    • Erittäin heikosti näkyvä
  • Title for the comet
    • Telescopic comet
  • Tail length
  • 0.23
Technical information

Newton 40cm / 3.1 (Coma corrector + Reducer), Atik 16HR CCD

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