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 New Year's Eve (December 31st 2012). It is a composite of 3 RGB sets of 1 min. exposition each for the stars, and one 2 min. LRGB set tracked on the comet (see the bottom image) using the comet tracking capability of the DDM 85 mount. The comet's nucleus is about only 3 arcmin. from the 5.9 mag. star SAO 41130.

Image details:


Center of field RA 06:30:18 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +46:48:01 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.62 x 1.06 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.8 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -85.8 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: 31. 12. 2012
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: Explained above. Bin 1
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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