Comet Johnson C/2015 V2
in the Evening sky
April 2, 2017

 Displaying a huge green spherical coma region and a stunning slightly curved dust tail, this comet is near 9th magnitude and on the border of Hercules and Bootes. Visually not bright, the comet is a perfect imagers target, since it is moving so slow - even a hour was barely trailed. This is a 2 hour exposure and shows some very faint galaxies!

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Lens: Orion 10" f/3.9 Astrograph + Baader MPCC Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Exposure: 2h LRGB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 4/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 40F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS