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Photographer:

José J. Chambó

Email:

jjchambo@hotmail.com

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, New Mexico

Date/Time of photo:

May 17, 2017 @ 05:48 UT

Equipment:

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

Description:

A year and a half after be discovered by Jess Johnson through Catalina Sky Survey telescopes and after travel 750 million kilometers, the comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) approaches to inner of Solar Sistem these days, being observable by means of binoculars. While by astrophotography can be seen with much more detail, as in this widefield image in which can see its dust tail departing toward northwest (to bottom right) and its more faint ionic tail to south toward the brightest star Delta Bootis at left.

Website:

http://cometografia.es

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MandyMadisson

June 21, 2017 at 1:52 am

I'm curious for why did they name the comet Johnson?

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Hubert Hautecler

June 25, 2017 at 12:51 pm

In the text above:

A year and a half after be discovered by Jess Johnson through Catalina Sky Survey telescopes ......

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patrick-morton

September 23, 2017 at 10:23 pm

Hello Prf Chambo, greetings from Club de Astronomia Los Robles,in Maracaibo,Venezuela, could you please post a star map so we could try to locate the comet please?? thank you and best regards. Prof.Patrick

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September 26, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Patrick:
The comet passed closest to earth this past June ( source: http://skyandtelescope.org/observing/comet-johnson-makes-a-splendid-sprint-through-bootes/ ) .

It is currently about 12th magnitude in Lupus. Here are some co-ordinates I found online:
https://theskylive.com/c2015v2-info

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