Comet C/2016 Panstarrs R2
in the Evening sky
January 12th, 2018

 This 11th magnitude comet continues to be amazing. Tonight the tail split into two sections, and the head had the beginnings of a green leading edge to the coma.

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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: 1h 18m BRGB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 3/10 Outside Temperature: 30F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS