Comet Panstarrs S2
in the Evening sky
May 4, 2016

 This 8th magnitude comet in Leo Minor is currently the showpiece for the northern evening sky. Both tails seen here image as distinctly cyan colored, indications of plenty of gas being ionised in the comets coma. Note the fine edge on galaxy in the upper right corner - a dim 15.5 magnitude UGC galaxy that presents itself from the side very nicely.

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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: 40m Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 4/10 Outside Temperature: 50F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS