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Telescopic comet Spacewatch - 3.10.2016 at 23.14 Helsinki, Maunula Observation number 57601

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Jorma Ryske, Etelä-Suomen kosmol. seura

The dim comet C / 2011 KP36 (Spacewatch) is now in the constellation of Whale 4 AU from the ground. The thin 1 'long tail fan is weakly distinguished in the figure in the direction PA 250 °. Immediately to the left of the comet are two stars of magnitude 14 ... 15, the brightness of the comet being of the same order. It moved slowly during the 8 "half-hour exposure, and the image was stacked according to the comet. The KP36 was at a low altitude of about 20 degrees, even with a thin upper cloud.

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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)
    • Erittäin heikosti näkyvä
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • 14,5
  • Tail length
  • 1 arc minutes
  • Coma diameter
  • 40 kaarisekuntia
  • Title for the comet
    • Telescopic comet
Technical information

SW 200mm / F4, Atik314L +, MPCC, no filters. Exposures 24x80s from 23:14 EEST. FOV 38'x28 ', north ~ upper, east left.

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