Comets conjunction ASASSN & PANSTARRS

Comets Conjunction ASASSN & PANSTARRS by José J. Chambó, Mayhill, New Mexico. Equipment: Takahashi FSQ-106ED f/5.0, SBIG STL-11000M

José J. Chambó

Mayhill, New Mexico (USA)

Takahashi FSQ-106ED f/5.0 & SBIG STL-11000M

Comet C/2017 O1 ASASSN, down left, is observable by binoculars now while approaching to perihelion showing a greenish coma of diatomic carbon and a small ionic tail. At same time comet C/2015 ER61 PANSTARRS, up right, moving away since four months ago and twice as far from Earth, can be still imaged with a long and narrow tail. Between both is glimpsed a shred of IFN (Integrated Flux Nebula) very near to Pleiades located next to field toward the top right.

2017-09-17T00:00:00

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