Contains: Comet, The star γTau
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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Planewave 20 CDK

Imaging camera: FLI ProLine PL11002M

Resolution: 1200x1083

Integration: 0.0 hours job: 1884211

RA center: 64.611 degrees

DEC center: 15.924 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.767 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.998 degrees

Field radius: 0.621 degrees

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States


Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) photographed on January 7th 2018. Still to four months of its perihelion shows a great activity in shape of a unusual ionic tail, intensely bluish because its composition of carbon monoxid, and waving in shreds at mercy of the solar wind. The bright star at down-left is Gamma Tauri, the star at the apex of the V-shaped Hyades star cluster in Taurus.

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José J. Chambó

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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS, 


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