Comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) on 27.12.2012

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2019

The comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) was discovered on May 28th 2012 by the LINEAR survey on CCD images taken with the 1.0-m f/2.15 reflector on May 25th. At the time of discovery the comet had a magnitude 18.5. This image was taken on December 27th 2012. An image tracked on the comet nuclei can be seen below:

Image details:


Center of field RA 08:26:29 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +59:36:19 (deg:m:s)
Size 53 x 36.5 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 86.1 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
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:1x5 min,R:1x5 min, G:1x5 min, B:1x5 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 20 min.
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
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