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Telescopic comet LINEAR - 8.9.2016 at 22.49 Helsinki, Maunula Observation number 56879

Visibility II / V

Jorma Ryske, Etelä-Suomen kosmol. seura

The dim little comet C / 2016 A8 (Linear) moves quite fast in the constellation of the Fox, about 7 arc minutes per hour and the distance of the comet from the ground is 1.08AU. The faintly visible fan-shaped 1 'long tail stands out in the figure at 8 / PA in the 130deg direction, the comet's brightness estimate is m13.0. The brightest star on the right side of the picture is HIP 99788 m7.1.

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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)
    • Heikosti näkyvä
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • 13,0
  • Tail length
  • 1 arc minutes
  • Title for the comet
    • Telescopic comet
Technical information

SW 200mm / F4, Atik314L +, MPCC, no filters. Exposures 30x70s from 8/9/2016 at 10:49 PM EEST. FOV 38'x28 ', north ~ upper, east left.

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