Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)

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Re: Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)

Post by rwilkinson » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:19 am

At last, some clear sky! :D
I managed to image the comet for an hour last night, before it disappeared behind a neighbour's roof:
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Comet 2013 X1 on 14-Jan. 35x 90-sec using HX916 on SW80ED at f/4.7.
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And so I was able to get packed away in time to watch Brian Cox et al on BBC2. 8-)

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Re: Comet C/2013 X1 - under the Microscope!

Post by rwilkinson » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:11 am

I managed to get some images of this comet from Bolton over the winter, but since it passed perihelion in April it's been better-placed in the Southern sky (during their own winter, of course).
It's currently around 6th magntiude, in the constellation of Microscopium, and after a week of failed attempts (due to wet & windy weather in New South Wales), I finally managed to get an image of it from Siding Spring:
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Comet 2013 X1 on 13-Jun. Single 200-sec tracked exposure with Takahashi Sky90 refractor at f/4.6 (scaled 0.75x)
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