Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  IC 353  ·  Maia nebula  ·  Merope nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  The star 18Tau  ·  The star 32Tau  ·  The star 36Tau  ·  The star Atlas (27Tau)  ·  The star Celaeno (16Tau)  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)  ·  The star Pleione (28Tau)  ·  The star Taygeta (19Tau)  ·  The star ηTau
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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS next to Pleiades, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS next to Pleiades
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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS next to Pleiades

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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS next to Pleiades, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS next to Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: STL-11000M


Dates:Feb. 4, 2018

Frames: 12x240"

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.43%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1924605

RA center: 3h 52' 58"

DEC center: +24° 1' 12"

Pixel scale: 13.811 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.116 degrees

Field radius: 3.937 degrees


Resolution: 1800x986

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

Description

Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) photographed on February 4th 2018 during its conjunction with the Pleiades open star cluster (Messier 45). The comet deploys a long blue tail inside our Solar System composed by carbon monoxide ionized because solar wind, whereas that blue nebulosity around star cluster are clouds of interstellar dust (visible for whole image) enlightened by brightest stars. The image is a mosaic composed by three tiles filling a field of 7 x 2 degrees.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es 

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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS next to Pleiades, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó