C/2007 Q3 (Siding Spring)

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C/2007 Q3 (Siding Spring)  by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

2009-12-12 by Bernhard Haeusler, Maidbronn, Germany                                                       frozen on comet

6 x 2 min. exposure, 2009-12-12 UT 11:44, 10" Newton f-3.4 + CCD ST10XME remotely at H06, New Mexico
12.27 mag, coma: 3'17", tail: 27' in PA 248

C/2007 Q3 (Siding Spring)  by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

The coma is long stretched, 6' in PA 257.5

MPC observation: computed with Astrometrica

OBS Bernhard Haeusler
TEL 0.30-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD


CK07Q030  C2009 12 12.48446 13 10 04.52 +19 37 42.1          12.3 N      H06
CK07Q030  C2009 12 12.48816 13 10 04.95 +19 37 45.9          12.3 N      H06
CK07Q030  C2009 12 12.49189 13 10 05.38 +19 37 49.7          12.3 N      H06


Gauss curve produced by Astrometrica. The total PSF is using the aperture circle of 10 x 10 pixel around the brightest pixel.
You see the Gauss curve right as the computed ideal line and the real pixels contributed around the ideal line.
The Fit RMS is the deviation from the ideal line (inlay under the Gauss curve).

Photometry computed with FOCAS II, using the Multibox method:

OBS Bernhard Haeusler

                                                         10x10  20x20  30x30  40x40  50x50  60x60   SNR   SB  COD
OBJECT        DATE          TIME          +/-       +/-       +/-       +/-       +/-      +/-  N  FWHM  CAT
------------  ----------      --------     -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----  ---

C/2007 Q3     12/12/2009 11:41:37  12.27  11.69  11.46  11.31  11.20  11.12 179.5  19.8  H06
C/2007 Q3     12/12/2009 11:41:37*  0.02   0.03   0.03   0.02   0.02   0.03     6   7.5  CMC

FoCAs II - 07/01/2009-b

FOCAS II is a tool for photometry on the base of data coming from Astrometrica. Focas is basically using the .LOG file of Astrometrica.

Explanation of the FOCAS II table headings:

Object, date and time are self-explaining.
10x10, 20x20 ... 60x60 are the measured magnitudes according to the aperture sizes of photometry in arc sec (rectancle).
SNR is the  Signal-to-noise ratio for aperture photometry (calculator).
SB is the magnitude of the faintest star on the image matching with the used star catalogue. This is not the faintest star of the image!
COD is the MPC Code of the observatory.

second line:
+/- are the precisions of the measurements.
N is the number of the used images for the measurements.
FWHM is the Full-Width Half-Maximum of the total PSF: Measure of the seeing.
CAT is the used star catalog in Astrometrica.

Focas II is using the .log file of Astrometrica and is computing the photometry under different apertures (10x10 ... 60x60).
The graphs are showing the astrometric precision of the images.


http://astrosurf.com/cometas-obs/index_i.htm Visual and CCD Observations and images from the "Cometas Obs" mailing list, using the Focas II format

es.groups.yahoo.com/group/Cometas_Obs The Spanish comet observation group in Yahoo

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