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 30th 2014 from 4:50 until 5:10 LT, when the comet was about 4' from the celestial equator.

Image details


Center of field RA 06:57:53(h:m:s)
Center of field DE 00:03:50 (deg:m:s)
Size 84.2 x 59.5 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.26 (csec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -0.968 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): 16" f3,75 Dream Corrected Astrograph (DCA)
Mount: Astelco NTM-500 direct drive mount
Camera: Apogee Alta U-16M CCD camera
Filters: Lum, Red, Green, Blue Astrodon
Dates/Times: 30 Aug. 2014
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details:

R:1x2min, G1x2min, B:1x2min, Bin 1 Total Exposure Time 6 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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