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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon EF 400mm F/2.8 L IS

Imaging camera:Sony Alpha 7

Resolution: 1200x900

Dates:Jan. 10, 2018

Frames: 48x30"

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.69% job: 1974472

RA center: 63.187 degrees

DEC center: 17.372 degrees

Pixel scale: 12.331 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 272.009 degrees

Field radius: 2.569 degrees

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


Another wide field image of C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) taken from a serial obtained from Teide Observatory during comet maximum. In this case on January 10th 2018, the beautiful blue tail is noted better because not be superimposed on interstellar clouds which fill up the field. Draw attention the sidestep what does ionic tail do, at mercy of solar wind.

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José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS, 


            José J. Chambó