Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) at M 31 (Andromeda Galaxy)


12" ASA - LRGB

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2013
C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) is a non-periodic comet discovered in June 2011 using the Pan-STARRS telescope located near the summit of Haleakalā, on the island of Maui in Hawaii. It became visible to the naked eye when it was near perihelion in March 2013. This 3 panel mosaic shows the comet C/2011 L4 (Panstarrs) at the Andromeda Galaxy on April 4th 2013 . Due to the very low altitude, only one 60 sec. RGB set was possible.

Image details:


Center of field RA 00:36:01 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +41:24:30 (deg:m:s)
Size 3.08 x 1.75 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.8 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -173 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: Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 4. 04. 2013
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: R:1x60sec.,G:1x60sec.,B:1x60sec., Bin 1, 3 panel mosaic
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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