C/2013 US10 (Catalina)

Observed:  Points: 1

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as of 08/10/2020 3:20 p.m.

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General Info

as of 08/10/2020 3:20 p.m.

TypeComet
Constellation Perseus
Magnitude22.08
Peak Magnitude 4.71 (Nov. 24, 2015)
OrbitsSun
Right ascension2:53:19.88 (Hours)
Declination39:38:51.0 (Deg)
Distance from Earth15.12417AU
Closest Approach Jan. 17, 2016 (0.725AU)
Distance from Sun15.08638AU
Elongation-85:56:36.9

A nice comet that made it's closest approach to the Sun in late 2015

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

C/2013 US10 (Catalina)

LCOGT 1Meter Scope - Sinistro
1 points

Used a 1m scope in Texas from the LCGOT network. Image consisted of 3x20sec exposures with RGB filters. Used Stiff to compose the color image and gimp to adjust levels.

Generate a finder chart

The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!

The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.

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