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Showing posts with label Comet. Show all posts

May 23, 2017

Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) Look at You NOW.....

One of the cool things about observing comets and asteroids is one gets see how a comet's coma and  tail develops as they approach perihelion. when Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON)  was on The Possible Comet Confirmation Page(PCCP) it was just small faint spot on CCD image now it is around magnitude 8 in range of a backyard telescope or nice set of binoculars.

An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-05-23
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 30-60 Second Luminance BIN1 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley
An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 50-60 Second Luminance BIN1 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley

Images from 2015-11-04
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 05:18:08 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.7 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) (c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 05:23:13 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.7 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 07:00:27 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.1 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 07:08:00 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292"/min P.A. 13.1 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley
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Jan 28, 2017

The Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) Then and Now

Images from 2017-01-26

An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 50-60 Second Luminance BIN1 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley
An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 4-60 Second Luminance BIN1 Images taken with itelescope.net's 
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) 
(c) Steven M. Tilley
An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 4-60 Second Luminance BIN1 Images taken with itelescope.net's 
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) 
(c) Steven M. Tilley

An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 4-60 Second Luminance BIN1 Images taken with itelescope.net's 
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) 
(c) Steven M. Tilley
An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 4-60 Second Luminance BIN1 Images taken with itelescope.net's 
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) 
(c) Steven M. Tilley201

Images from 2015-11-04


Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 05:18:08 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.7 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) (c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 05:23:13 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.7 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 07:00:27 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.1 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 07:08:00 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292"/min P.A. 13.1 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley


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Oct 10, 2016

Confirmation of the comet C/2016 T1 (Matheny)

 Background
(as of 2016-10-13)
 
A confirmation image of the comet C/2016 T1 (Matheny)
on 2016-10-07 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
 a stack of 50 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images using
 itelescope.net's (t18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD)
(C) Steven M. Tilley


A confirmation image of the comet C/2016 T1 (Matheny) 
on 2016-10-07 from Auberry California USA - (MPC Code U69) 
a stack of 53 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images using 
itelescope.net's (t24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD) 
(C) Steven M. Tilley

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Feb 26, 2016

The Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) on 2016-02-25

 Background
(as of 2016-02-25)
 Astrometrica object verification window with a stack of 25- 120 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
 Astrometrica object verification window with a (1 of 25) 120 Second Luminance BIN2 image taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
 Astrometrica object verification window with a (8 of 25) 120 Second Luminance BIN2 image taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
 Astrometrica object verification window with a (16 of 25) 120 Second Luminance BIN2 image taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
 Astrometrica object verification window with a (25 of 25) 120 Second Luminance BIN2 image taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia

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Feb 17, 2016

The Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) on 2016-02-16

 Background
(as of 2016-02-16)
Astrometrica object verification window with a stack of (1 of 3) 8-120 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD) at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
Astrometrica object verification window with a stack of (2 of 3) 8-120 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD) at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
Astrometrica object verification window with a stack of (3 of 3) 8-120 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD) at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
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Jan 16, 2016

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) On 2016-01-15

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) On 2016-01-15 

 Background
(as of 2016-01-15)
The Comet C/2013 X1(PANSTARRS) on 2016-01-15 from
Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - (MPC Code H06) on 2016-01-15
a stack of 27-60 seconds Luminance BIN2
images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)

Astrometrica object verification window a 60 second Luminance BIN2 image(1 of 27) taken with itelescope.net's (TEL T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) fromMayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - (MPC Code H06)


Astrometrica object verification window a 60 second Luminance BIN2 image(9 of 27) taken with itelescope.net's (TEL T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) fromMayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - (MPC Code H06)

Astrometrica object verification window a 60 second Luminance BIN2 image(18 of 27) taken with itelescope.net's (TEL T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) fromMayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - (MPC Code H06)

Astrometrica object verification window a 60 second Luminance BIN2 image(27 of 27) taken with itelescope.net's (TEL T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) fromMayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - (MPC Code H06)

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Nov 6, 2015

Confirmation images of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04

The comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) was discovered on 2015-11-03 by  Jess A. Johnson at the Catalina Sky Survey( MPC Code 703).  While C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) was on the Possible Comet Confirmation Page in an effort to help in the confirmation  I obtain a total of  18-- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images (in two runs) on itelescope.net's   (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06 and created 4 stacks of  4 images with Astrometrica.
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 05:18:08 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.7 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) (c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 05:23:13 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.7 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 07:00:27 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.1 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 07:08:00 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292"/min P.A. 13.1 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley

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Mar 31, 2015

Confirmation Images of COMET C/2015 F4 (JACQUES) On 2015-03-28

COMET C/2015 F4 (JACQUES) was discovered on 2015 03 21 by C. Jacques, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil at SONEAR Observatory, Oliveira. Also see : MPEC 2015-F159: COMET C/2015 F4 (JACQUES)
COMET C/2015 F4 (JACQUES) 6X60 Luminance bin2 itelescope.net telescope-t30
on 2015-03-28 by Steven M Tilley

Mar 27, 2015

Confirmation Images of COMET P/2015 F1 (PANSTARRS) On 2015-03-22

COMET P/2015 F1 (PANSTARRS) WAS discovered on 2015 03 21 by the PANSTARRS sky survey. While it was on the PCCP Confirmation Page in an effort to help in the confirmation I made follow-up measurements on March 22, 23, and 24 from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia.(MPC Code Q62)


Here is a video of COMET P/2015 F1 (PANSTARRS) 28-60 Second Luminance BIN1 Images, taken with iTelescope Net's Telescope T27 (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD) 2015-03-22 16:43 UTC to 17:37 UTC. (C) Steven M. Tilley http://lagniappeobserving.blogspot.com/

other links:
MPEC 2015-F119: COMET P/2015 F1 (PANSTARRS)
Orbital Elements (JPL)

Dec 14, 2014

Confirmation Images of COMET P/2014 X1 (ELENIN)

The COMET P/2014 X1 (ELENIN) was discovered by Leonid Elenin at ISON-NM Observatory near Mayhill, NM, USA(MPC H51) on 2014-12-12. While it was on the PCCP Confirmation Page in an effort to help in the confirmation I was able to obtain 33 -- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images(I try to run a series of 40 however the script started late and time ran over) on Telescope 18 (iTelescope.Net), AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain (MPC I89) and did Data reduction on 4 Images.
Confirmation Images of COMET P/2014 X1 (ELENIN) 33 -- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images from the night of 2014-12-12 ITelescope.Net (T18 32-m f/8.0 astrograph + CCD) MPC Code I89 (AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain) 2014-12-12 21:13 UTC to 22:02 UTC APPROVED for Embed and Media broadcasts with full attribution TO (C)Steven M. Tilley

Other links:
MPEC 2014-X66 : COMET P/2014 X1 (ELENIN)
 Observations(MPC)
JPL Orbit Diagram
New Comet: P/2014 X1 (ELENIN) (Remanzacco Observatory - Comets & Neo Blog)

Dec 7, 2014

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on 2014.12.07


Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) from Siding Spring - Australia - MPC Q62 on 2014.12.07 15-60 Second Luminance BIN1 Images taken with (TEL T30 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) [iTelescope.Net ]

Jul 3, 2014

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) on the night of 2014-07-03



Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring), 42 X 15 seconds Luminance- bin x 1, takan on the night of 2014-07-03(18:18 to 18:57 UTC) from itelescope.net (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD) Siding Spring Australia (MPC Code Q62) By Steven M. Tilley

Jun 28, 2014

Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) on the night of 2014-06-27

Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) on the night of 2014-06-27

PART 1: 14 -- 15 Second Luminance Images from the night of 2014-06-27 ITelescope.Net (T18 0.32-m f/8.0 astrograph + CCD) MPC Code I89 (AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain) 2014-06-28 02:58 UTC to 03:13 UTC Images (c) Steven M. Tilley

PART 2: 30 -- 15 Second Luminance Images from the night of 2014-06-27 ITelescope.Net (T18 0.32-m f/8.0 astrograph + CCD) MPC Code I89 (AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain) 2014-06-28 03:19 UTC to 03:50 UTC Images (c) Steven M. Tilley

Other Links:
Observations(MPC)
MPEC 2014-M70 : COMET C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina)
JPL Orbit Diagram
Goldstone Radar Observations Planning
Asteroid-Turned-Comet 2013 UQ4 Catalina Brightens: How to See it This Summer: Read more
C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) at perihelion
Seiichi Yoshida's page on C/2013 UQ4 ( Catalina )
British Astronomical Association-- Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina)

Jun 14, 2014

COMET C/2012K1(PANSTARRS) on the night of 2014-06-14

COMET C/2012K1(PANSTARRS) on the night of 2014-06-14 27 -- 30 Second Luminance Images from the night of 2014-06-14 ITelescope.Net (TEL T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) MPC Code H06 (Mayhill, New Mexico, USA) 2014-06-15 04:21 UTC to 04:52 UTC Images (c) Steven M. Tilley

Jun 9, 2014

COMET C/2012K1(PANSTARRS) on the night of 2014-06-08

30 -- 60 Second Luminance Images from the night of 2014-06-08 ITelescope.Net (TEL T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) (Mayhill, New Mexico, USA ) 2014-06-09 04:45 UTC to 05:34 UTC Images (c) Steven M. Tilley

May 15, 2014

COMET C/2012K1(PANSTARRS) on the night of 2014-05-15

COMET C/2012K1(PANSTARRS) on the night of 2014-05-15 30 -- 30 Second Luminance Images from the night of 2014-05-15 ITelescope.Net (T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) MPC Code H06 (Mayhill, New Mexico, USA ) 2014-05-16 04:20 UTC to 05:05 UTC By Steven M. Tilley

Apr 18, 2014

COMET C/2014 E2 (JACQUES) on the night of 2014-04-17


COMET C/2014 E2 (JACQUES) 14 -- 30 Second Luminance Images from the night of 2014-04-17 ITelescope.Net (T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) MPC Code H06 (Mayhill, New Mexico, USA )2014-04-18 02:27 UTC to 02:56 UTC By Steven M. Tilley

Apr 17, 2014

COMET C/2012K1(PANSTARRS) on the night of 2014-04-17


COMET C/2012K1(PANSTARRS) on the night of 2014-04-17

PART 1: 15 -- 60 Second Luminance Images from the night of 2014-04-17 ITelescope.Net (T16 0.15-m f/7.3 refractor + CCD)MPC Code I89 (AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain) 2014-04-18 03:07 UTC to 03:39 UTC By Steven M. Tilley

PART 2: 17 -- 30 Second Luminance Imagesfrom the night of 2014-04-17 ITelescope.Net (T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) MPC Code H06 (Mayhill, New Mexico, USA ) 2014-04-18 03:22 UTC to 03:58 UTC By Steven M. Tilley