17. 1. 2016, 04:01 - 04:51 UT

This image of the comet C/2013 US10 Catalina was acquired during the night in which the comet was approaching the nearest point of its trajectory relative to the Earth. The comet was 0.725 AU far from the Earth and 1.385 AU far from the Sun. It was moving very fast in the sky (6.74"/min).
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Date17. 1. 2016
Time01:51 - 02:53 UT
PlaceMontlaux, Southern France
CoordinateN 44° 02' 41.91", E 5° 50' 50.36", altitude 580 m
ConditionsClear sky
OpticsSkywatcher Esprit + Flattener, 5/500mm
CameraNikon D800E
Exposure14 × 122 s, ISO 1600
ProcessingMiloslav Druckmüller
Copyright© 2016 Peter Aniol, Miloslav Druckmüller

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
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