Saturday, June 17, 2017
COMET JOHNSON V2 - JUNE 15, 2017 Taken by Chris Schur on June 15, 2017 @ Payson, AZ
Comet Johnson V2 Last night - 6/15/17
Lots of fire smoke in our skies here in northern Arizona from wildfires on the Colorado Plateau. Despite a bit of obscuration, I was able to obtain this image last night before things got too bad. Getting the super faint gas tail to even show up in an image is a feat. The comet is still gorgeous in the telescope visually, and hope you have a chance to get out and see this one in the next week or so because its diving south very fast!
(SEE ATTACHED FULL RES IMAGE)
Comet Johnson V2 in Virgo
10 f/3.8 Orion Astrograph
62 mins total exposure time