Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson
in the Evening sky
May 26, 2017

 With orbital plane crossing only days away, the anti-tail pointing to the lower left is now strong. The normal gas tail is to the upper right here and much weaker. At 7th magnitude, this object is very easy to see in the binoculars, and is stunning in the eyepiece.
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Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph w/Baader MPCC Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: ST10xme CCD Exposure: LRGB = 90:4:4:4 Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 4/10, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 50F Processing Tools: Maxim DL6, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS