Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)
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C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
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C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: IAC80 Telescope


Dates:Dec. 15, 2017

Frames: 8x90" (12')

Integration: 12'

Avg. Moon age: 27.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.88%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1878139

RA center: 4h 45' 40"

DEC center: +9° 14' 38"

Pixel scale: 0.511 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.131 degrees

Field radius: 0.112 degrees


Resolution: 1200x1025

Locations: Observatorio del Teide, La Orotava, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain

Description

Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) photographed on December 15th 2017. This comet increased its activity suddenly in middle November and from then has deployed a very dynamic ionic tail.

In this high resolution image taken through telescope IAC-80 from Teide Observatory can be seen multiple jets ejected from nucleus in all directions, as well as changing clouds of plasma emerging from coma and waving behind with the solar wind.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS), 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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