Comet C/2016 Panstarrs R2
in the Evening sky
December 22, 2017

 This comet has been very active lately, currrently around 11th magnitude it has displayed puffs of gas, rays in the coma and parabolic envelopes near the central regions and tail. Tonight only a few rays coming from the coma, but a very nice rich blue color.

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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 20m LRGB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 3/10, Transparency 6/10 Outside Temperature: 25F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS