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Photographer:

Jean-Claude Merlin

Email:

jcmerlin@wanadoo.fr

Location of Photo:

Siding Spring Observatory (Australia)

Date/Time of photo:

2017 April 07 - 18h18 UT

Equipment:

iTelescope.Net 40-cm F/3.5 astrograph - APOGEE ASPEN CG16070 CCD camera - Luminance filter

Description:

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) in outburst near magnitude 6 in constellation Aquarius. 3-minute exposure showing the bright central condensation, pear shaped coma and gently ondulating plasma tail.

Website:

http://station504.pagesperso-orange.fr/

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