Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson
in the Evening sky
April 20th, 2017

 This 7th magnitude comet is now displaying superb coloration and an increasing angular size. The field here, which is near 1 degree wide frames the comet well, and still the best is yet to come for this object.
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Lens: 10" f/3.8 Orion Astrograph Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Exposure: 36m LRGB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 5/10, Transparency 6/10 Outside Temperature: 48F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS