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Telescopic comet PANSTARRS - 19.3.2016 at 23.43 Helsinki, Maunula Observation number 49829

Visibility II / V

Jorma Ryske, Etelä-Suomen kosmol. seura

The dim comet C / 2014 S2 (PanSTARRS) was almost in the zenith of the Dragon constellation. The brightest star in the image is GSC 4401: 1212 with a magnitude of 12.47. Light pollution, high clouds, and 88% of the moon were severely hampered, which I tried to compensate with the long-focal length F15 aperture in Maksutov. And again, at approximately the exponent of the focal length, there was a challenge with focusing and guitar tube / guide camera distortion.

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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)
    • Heikosti näkyvä
  • Title for the comet
    • Telescopic comet
Technical information

Meade 178mm / 2670mm MC, Atik314L +, UVIR, CEM60. Exposures 8x10min starting at 11:43 p.m. FOV 11'x 8 ', north ~ upper, east left.

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