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José J. Chambó Bris

Location of Photo:

Siding Spring, NSW (Australia)

Date/Time of photo:

May 11, 2016 @ 18:24 UT


Takahashi FSQ ED 106mm. f/5.0 + SBIG STL-11000M


Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) imaged on May 11 2016, in spite of bad weather when I took the image with high humidity and poor transparency, is possible see its two tails: the dust tail toward up left with more than half degree, and the ion tail toward down right which showing several jets in its begining, and although faint is prolonged al least a pair of degrees until the bright star Phi Aquarii with magnitude 4. The comet has a brightness of magnitude 7 and will be increasing next days because is approaching to Earth.




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