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José J. Chambó

Location of Photo:

Siding Spring, NSW (Australia)

Date/Time of photo:

Aug 26, 2016 @ 09:12 UT


ASA Astrograph 16" N 406mm. f/3.5 & Apogee Aspen CG16070


Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) was visible with binoculars a few months ago. Imaged here on August 26 2016 when is definitively moving out from inside Solar System losing fast its brightness, in spite of which this image taken with a high sensibility remote equipment from Siding Spring Observatories complex in Australia, achieves to show its faint dust trail extending with 1 degree long (as two full moons) departing from its head green tinted due to emission of carbonic gas.


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