Thursday, June 15, 2017

COMET C/2015 V2 JOHNSON Taken by José J. Chambó on May 17, 2017 @ Mayhill, New Mexico

A year and a half after be discovered by Jess Johnson through Catalina Sky Survey telescopes and after travel 750 million kilometers, the comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) approaches to inner of Solar Sistem these days, being observable by means of binoculars. While by astrophotography can be seen with much more detail, as in this widefield image in which can see its dust tail departing toward northwest (to bottom right) and its more faint ionic tail to south toward the brightest star Delta Bootis at left.

Takahashi FSQ-106ED f/5.0 & SBIG STL-11000M (L:3×300s Bin1 + RGB:1x120s Bin2)

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