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A Different Perspective on C/2016 R2


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About this observation
Ian Sharp
Time of observation
15/01/2018 - 20:54
Comet C/2016 R2 (Panstarrs)
Observing location
Near Tarife, Spain
Camera: Canon 6D (Astro-modified) at ISO 1600
Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.4 at f/3.2
Mount: AstroTrac on photo tripod
30 x 60 secs
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With this image Ian has brought home to us how deep and perceptive are the other images of this comet, taken by larger instruments.  This image gives a fascinating insight into the scale of the comet against the background of the stars in the Taurus region.

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