Friday, May 20, 2016

COMET C/2013 X1 PANSTARRS Taken by José J. Chambó on May 18, 2016 @ Siding Spring, NSW (Australia)

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) in a wide field image taken on May 18 2016, shows toward left a dust trail (tail type III) with half degree of length that remaining in its orbit, and a long ionic tail (type I) very faint which is projected with more than three degrees long toward down-right of the image. The comet is located into constellation Aquarius and is observable through binoculars before dawn.

Takahashi FSQ ED 106mm. f/5.0 & SBIG STL-11000M (L:4×240s bin1 + RGB:1x120s Bin2) remotely from Siding

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