Comet C/2016 Panstarrs R2
in the Evening sky
Feb 7, 2018

The half degree wide field here shows not only the comet, but it is filled with reflection nebulosity from the nearby Pleiades Star cluster. Tonight, the tail was shorter but had distinct rays extending into a fan like tail. 2 hours of total exposure time here to get the faint background.

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Field here is about 1 degree
Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph with Baader MPCC coma corrector Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: SBIG ST10XME Exposure: BRGB = 100:6:6:6 Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 5/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 40F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS