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Binocular comet PANSTARRS - 15.3.2020 at 00.14 - 15.3.2020 at 00.34 Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio Observation number 89831

Visibility IV / V


The comet C / 2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) was filmed on the second night of the March work. The comet was discovered by the PAN-STARRS 1 telescope (Haleakala) on October 2, 2017. The comet is now at its brightest until summer, the perihelion will be 4.5.2020. When photographing, the comet was 1,767au away and the closest it was on December 28th. 2019 1.52au.
1Picture. stacked Average by comet.
2Picture. stacked according to the average comet. MaximDL Histogram Specification tool / Straight-Line stretch. Tail noticeable approx. 10 'and comma 8' measured according to the marks.
3Picture. stacked Summit by the stars. The movement is displayed. Not less than 24.0mag asteroids.
4Picture. first image measured, 2020-03-14T 22: 14: 35UT 2458923.42679JDUT 02h23m35.75s + 64d11'51.8 "N12.0mag Std Dev 4626.563, JPL Horizon 22: 14: 356UT 02h23m35.84s + 64d11'51.3" T11.94mag.
5Picture. last image measured, 2020-03-14UT 22: 33: 23UT 2458923.43984JDUT 02h23m36.97s + 64d12'02.7 "12.2mag Std Dev 46611.992, JPL Horizon 22: 33: 23UT 02h23m37.o3s + 64d12'02.3" T11.96mag. TYC 4054-1353-1 12.31mag stars used to calibrate the brightness measurement.



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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)
    • Näyttävä
  • Tail length
  • 10 arc minutes
  • Coma diameter
  • 8 kaariminuuttia
  • Title for the comet
    • Binocular comet
Technical information

Alluna RC16, C415 / 3320, SBIG 1001E, filter L, 10 x 120s

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