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Faint naked-eye comet PANSTARRS - 16.3.2013 at 19.49 Helsinki Observation number 11586

Visibility IV / V

Jorma Ryske, Etelä-Suomen kosmol. seura

An evening walk at Maunula's house with binoculars and a camera included. The comet was easily found with binoculars and was visible to the naked eye around 19:50 as an approximately oval nebula similar to the Andromeda galaxy M31. In the big picture, the background is the Hämeenlinna motorway. In the second image, the star right next to the comet's core is SAO 91975 mag 8.18. Farther in the direction of the tail is SAO 92001 mag 7.04, distance from the core 45 '.

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  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)
    • 0.5
    • degrees
  • Observation target
    • Comet
    • Näyttävä
  • Title for the comet
    • Faint naked-eye comet
  • Tail length
  • 0.5
Technical information

Canon EOS1000D, 55-250mm F5.6 @ 84mm and @ 171mm. 4sec and 11x2sec ISO1600, stacked registax.

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