Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden)

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2014
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C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden) was discovered on 12 November 2013 by Oukaimeden Observatory at an apparent magnitude of 19.4 using a 0.5-meter telescope.It is a retrograde Oort cloud comet.From 5 May 2014 until 18 July 2014 it had an elongation less than 30 degrees from the Sun.By late August 2014 it was brighten to roughly apparent magnitude 8.0 making it a small telescope/binoculars target for experienced observers. It crossed the celestial equator on 30 August 2014 becoming a southern hemisphere object. This image was taken on the morning of August 29th 2014 from 4:00 until 4:30 LT.

Image details


Center of field RA 06:54:31(h:m:s)
Center of field DE 00:59:40 (deg:m:s)
Size 57.4 x 43.2 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.76 (csec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 175 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" f 3,6 Astrograph (ASA)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Camera: FLI MicroLine 8300 CCD camera
Filters: Red, Green, Blue, Astrodon
Dates/Times: 29 August 2014
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details: L:3x2min.,R:3x2min, G:3x2min, B:3x2min,, Bin2
  Total Exposure Time - 24 min
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction,
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2014. All Rights Reserved
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