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Photographer:

jgreif

Email:

greif.jon@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Nerpio Spain, remotely from La Jolla CA USA

Date/Time of photo:

January 1, 2017, at 5 AM local time

Equipment:

Planewave CDK 435 mm reflecting telescope and imaging platform.

Description:

C/2015 V2 (Johnson) is a hyperbolic comet discovered on 3 November 2015 by Jess Johnson (Catalina Sky Survey) at an apparent magnitude of 17.1 using a 0.68-meter (27 in) Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope. Its incoming orbit had a Semimajor Axis of 59,200 AU, but will have a hyperbolic orbit after leaving the solar system, with an eccentricity of 1.0009. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/2015_V2]

Website:

http://skyandtelescope.org/author/jgreif/

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