Observation by Paul G. Abel: Comet C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS

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Paul G. Abel


Paul G. Abel


2022 Jun 21 - 23:53


2022 Jun 22 - 16:30



  • 305mm Newtonian Reflctor, x38.

Comet C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS

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Nick James
Nick James, 2022 Jun 23 - 06:48 UTC

Great to see a visual observation with a good sketch but I think your orientation is wrong. The tail is almost due north of the coma. The tail is quite faint too so impressed you picked it up visually. 


Paul G. Abel
Paul G. Abel, 2022 Jun 23 - 22:30 UTC

Hi Nick- thanks for the feedback.  You're quite right- when on autopilot, I revert to the old visual observers tradition of putting north at the bottom!  It was rather transparent (unusually- its been hazy at night for quite some time) and I guess no Moon helped.  I should point out, the tail in the drawing is a little easier than it appeared in the eyepiece!

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