C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) 2022-Jul-02 Chris Schur

Comet C/2017 K2 PanSTARRS
in the Evening sky
July 2, 2022

This 8th magnitude comet in Ophiuchus is currently the brightest comet in the sky. This deep exposure captures the beautiful teal colored coma region, and the tawny dust tail extending upward off the frame. The nucleus appears offset from the central condensation. 1h 15m total integration time.

Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph with Baader MPCC coma corrector
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
Camera: SBIG ST10XME
Exposure: 1h 15m LRGB
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 6/10, Transparency 6/10
Outside Temperature: 65F
Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2


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