Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Boötes (Boo)  ·  Contains:  The star δBoo
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Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson
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Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: STL-11000M


Dates:May 17, 2017

Frames: 3x300" (15')

Integration: 15'

Avg. Moon age: 20.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 65.06%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1616320

RA center: 15h15m24s.5

DEC center: +35°1200

Pixel scale: 11.689 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.073 degrees

Field radius: 2.341 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

Description

A year and a half after be discovered by Jess Johnson through Catalina Sky Survey telescopes and after travel 750 million kilometers, the comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) approaches to inner of Solar Sistem these days, being observable by means of binoculars. While by astrophotography can be seen with much more detail, as in this widefield image in which can see its dust tail departing toward northwest (to bottom right) and its more faint ionic tail to south toward the brightest star Delta Bootis at left.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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