Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS: an image (01 June 2014)

Comet C/2012 K1 - PanSTARRS: 1 June 2014

Comet C/2012 K1 – PanSTARRS: 1 June 2014

Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS is a nice comet, right now relatively bright (mag 8.5). At Virtual Telescope we managed to image it, remotely using the PlaneWave 17 robotic unit.

Above is the average of seven, 180-seconds exposures, with the telescope tracking the apparent motion of the comet, to provide the highest signal-to-noise ratio, as well as the best sharpness. The ion tail is quite complex along the field of view, covering 30 x 20 arc-minutes. A satellite trail is also visible.

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