Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  The star γTau
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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave 20 CDK

Imaging cameras: FLI ProLine PL11002M


Integration: 0.0 hours


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1884211

RA center: 4h 18' 26"

DEC center: +15° 55' 26"

Pixel scale: 2.767 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.998 degrees

Field radius: 0.621 degrees


Resolution: 1200x1083

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

Description

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.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es 

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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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