Comet C/2016U1 (NEOWISE) on 9.12.2016

  Size: 1600 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016

The comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) was discovered on October 21, 2016 by Discoverer Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE). Its orbit is hyperbolic with an eccentricity of 1.0009, thus C/2016 U1, after crossing its perihelion on January 14zh 2017, will leave the Solar System. This image shows the comet on December 9th 2016 at 01:30 UT.

Image details:


Center of field RA 14:56:37 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +38:18:07 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.68 x 1.13 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -75 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: 9. Dec. 2016 / 01:10 - 01:50 UT
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L: 3x2, R:3x2 min, G:3x2 min, B:3x2 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 24 min.
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
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