Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) imaged on June 12th, 2016, only ten days before its maximum approach to Earth with a brightness near magnitude 6.5 is observable through binoculars. In this wide field image highlights a greenish coma with an appearent diameter as big as the Moon, from its departs toward upper left a dust trail (type III) with more than a degree long, also can be viewed a long and narrow ionic tail very faint towards right. As novelty aso can be observed the begin of its classical dust tail (type II) projected only a few arcminutes towards upper right. The brishtest star of the field is Iota Piscis Austrini with magnitude 4, and also can be perceived near the down right corner a small and faint interstellar cloud associated to infrared emission source IRAS F21276-3327.
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|Ort||Siding Spring, NSW (Australia)|
|Zeitpunkt||12.06.2016 16:10 UT|
|Teleskop/Objektiv||Takahashi FSQ ED 106mm. f/5.0|
|Belichtungszeit||L: 3 × 180 s bin1 + RGB: 1 x 60 s Bin2|
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