Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS), 



    
        

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Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)
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Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)

Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS), 



    
        

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Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 150/750 Explorer PDS BD

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 80 D

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 PRO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Guidescope 50/180

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 MM

Software: Fitswork 4  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  DSS

Accessory: GPU KomakorrF4


Dates:April 23, 2020

Frames: 11x300" (55')

Integration: 55'

Avg. Moon age: 0.35 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.14%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3531788

RA center: 5h 7' 26"

DEC center: +75° 13' 33"

Pixel scale: 2.260 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 349.384 degrees

Field radius: 0.792 degrees


Resolution: 2100x1400

Locations: Ebenwaldhöhe, Kleinzell, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

I wondered why so many comets appear in a greenish cyan color:
The reason is, that most comets emit cyanogen (CN)2 and diatomic carbon (C2) when the coma builds up which leads to the given color...

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Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS), 



    
        

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