Comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR)


12" ASA - LRGB

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2013
This image shows the comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) on the December 27th 2012. It is a composite of 5 LRGB sets of 1 min. exposition each. Since there was almost full Moon no flats could be extracted, therefore the image had to be croped more than usual.

Image details:


Center of field RA 08:26:29 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +59:36:18 (deg:m:s)
Size 53 x 36.5 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.8 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 94.1 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 27. 12. 2012 / 19:28 to 20:48 (LT)
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:5x1 min, R:5x1 min, G:5x1 min, B:5x1 min. Bin 1
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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