Comet C/2002 C1 Ikeya-Zhang Animation
May 12th, 2002
19:45 - 20:00 UTC

This animation is a composite of seven image frames taken over a 15minute period early "Mothers Day" morning May12th 2002 between 2:45am and 3:00am PST

    Equipment: Takahashi FSQ-106N - F8, With SBIG STV CCD Guider/Imager.
    Exposure Data: 7 x 60 Second exposures. 60 Second delays between exposures.
    Constellation: Hercules (Near M92)
    Comet Data:
      C/2002 C1 (Ikeya-Zhang)
      Distance from Earth: 0.458480 astronomical units.
      Distance from Sun: 1.277801 astronomical units.
      Heliocentric: l:-126.2316 b:18.8216 r:1.2778
      Rates ra: -0.0706 dec: -0.0621 (arc-secs/sec)
      Magnitude: 6.9
      RA: 16h 52m 14.6s Dec: +42°19'50"
      RA: 16h 52m 10.1s Dec: +42°20'04" (Epoch 2000)
      Azm: 194°34'12" Alt: +84°33'03"
      Always above horizon. Transit: 02:38
      Hour angle: 00h 07m 28.9s Air mass: 1.00
      From SAO 46502:
      Angular separation: 03°26'40"
      Position angle: +303°08'

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