The Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)

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The Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)

Post by steveareno225 » February 21st, 2016, 12:06 am

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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 NOTE: there is an "digital artifact" in image number 6K16B14A stack of 25 -on 2016-02-01 by Steven Tilley, on Flickr
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Astrometrica object verification window with a(1 of 5) stack of 5- 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
K16B14A KC2016 02 01-62425 by Steven Tilley, on Flickr
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Astrometrica object verification window with a (2 of 5) stack of 5- 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. NOTE: there is an "digital artifact" in one of the images so this observation was NOT submitted.
K16B14A KC2016 02 01-63235 by Steven Tilley, on Flickr
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Astrometrica object verification window with a (3 of 5) stack of 5- 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.
K16B14A KC2016 02 01-64032 by Steven Tilley, on Flickr
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Astrometrica object verification window with a (4 of 5) stack of 5- 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.
K16B14A KC2016 02 01-62425 by Steven Tilley, on Flickr
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Astrometrica object verification window with a (5 of 5) stack of 5- 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.
K16B14A KC2016 02 01-65619 by Steven Tilley, on Flickr

The NEO 2016 BA14 on 2016 02 01

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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
P-2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)-1 by Steven Tilley, on Flickr
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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
P-2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)-2 by Steven Tilley, on Flickr
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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
P-2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)-3 by Steven Tilley, on Flickr
The Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) on 2016-02-16
Also see Discovery of Activity at Asteroid 2016 BA14 by Michael S. P. Kelley

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Re: The Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)

Post by Christopher K. » March 23rd, 2016, 3:42 pm

P/2016 BA14's closest approach was yesterday, and it had been predicted to get so close to Earth and to earn a spot in the top five closest approaches by a comet ever recorded! This comet is soon to be zipping through Canes Venatici; it remains faint, probably magnitude 12.5 to 13.0. BA14 is only about 115 meters wide. However, it has grown a very short tail!

More information:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observin ... s03162016/

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