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Telescopic comet PANSTARRS - 1.1.2023 at 05.21 - 1.1.2023 at 05.32 Orimattila, Artjärvi, Viestikallio Observation number 111240

Visibility III / V

Jorma Ryske, Etelä-Suomen kosmol. seura

Comet C/2022 A2 (PanSTARRS) has brightened nicely, here is a 5x2min exposure stacked according to the nucleus. Unfortunately, the upper clouds started to thicken immediately after the first exposure 2023-01-01 03:21UT, which appears in the image as fading stars.

A surprisingly long forked tail can be seen 23' in the direction PA 315deg. Coma diameter 5'.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Visibility of the comet
    • Telescopic comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2022 A2 (PANSTARRS)
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • 9
  • Tail length
  • 23 arc minutes
  • Coma diameter
  • 5 kaariminuuttia
  • Weather
    • +1C, cloud thickens during end of exposures

Technical information

TS 305/1200mm Newton, TS KomakorrF4, QSI690/ICX814, filter Baader Clear, mount CEM60, Viestikallio remote observatory. FoV 36' x 28'. North ~ up, east left.

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