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Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: IAC80 Telescope

Resolution: 1200x1025

Dates: Dec. 15, 2017

Frames: 8x90"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.88% job: 1878139

RA center: 71.420 degrees

DEC center: 9.244 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.511 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.131 degrees

Field radius: 0.112 degrees

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


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.

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José J. Chambó

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C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS), 


        José J. Chambó

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