PhotographerJosé J. Chambó
Location of photoSiding Spring, NSW (Australia)
Date/Time of photoAug 26, 2016 @ 09:12 UT
EquipmentASA Astrograph 16" N 406mm. f/3.5 & Apogee Aspen CG16070
DescriptionComet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) was visible with binoculars a few months ago. Imaged here on August 26 2016 when is definitively moving out from inside Solar System losing fast its brightness, in spite of which this image taken with a high sensibility remote equipment from Siding Spring Observatories complex in Australia, achieves to show its faint dust trail extending with 1 degree long (as two full moons) departing from its head green tinted due to emission of carbonic gas.