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Photographer:

Jean-Claude Merlin

Email:

jcmerlin@wanadoo.fr

Location of Photo:

Mayhill (New Mexico, USA)

Date/Time of photo:

2017 April 20 - 10h53 UT

Equipment:

iTelescope.Net 43-cm reflector F/4.5 - FLI-PL6303E CCD camera - Luminance filter

Description:

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) is slowly brightening near magnitude 8 in constellation Hercules. It shows a bright central condensation and always a very diffuse dust tail in a large fan but no trace of plasma tail. 5-minute exposure tracked on the comet motion.

Website:

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

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