Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Aquila (Aql)
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Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS), 



    
        

            Mitche
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Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS), 



    
        

            Mitche
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Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

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Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
eVscope (UnistellareVscope2)

Acquisition details

RA center: 18h51m08s.000

DEC center: +11°4626.22

Pixel scale: 0.851 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -56.688 degrees

Field radius: 0.468 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2800x2800

Locations: CRO, Greenfield, Oklahoma, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) is a 9th magnitude Comet appearing in the constellation Aquila. Its orbit is parabolic, and its closest approach to the Sun is 1.8 AU. You can see it slightly to the right of center. No tail, but you can clearly see the fuzzy ball. Was very pleased the eVscope 2 was able to capture this with the auto settings! Taken with my new UnistellareVscope 2 at the OKCAC’s Cheddar Ranch Observatory the night of 30 April - 1 May 2022. This was the third night out with my eVScope 2. EV mode, auto settings, no post processing. I’m estimating Bortle 5 skies. Weather was clear, light to no wind, temperatures started at about 72F and dropped to about 65F by 0230.

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Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS), 



    
        

            Mitche

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