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Image of the Week, September 18, 2017

Comets Conjunction ASASSN & PANSTARRS, by José J. Chambó

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Comet C/2017 O1 ASASSN, down left, is observable by binoculars while approaching to perihelion showing a greenish coma of diatomic carbon and a small ionic tail. At same time comet C/2015 ER61 PANSTARRS, up right, moving away since four months ago and twice as far from Earth, can be still imaged with a long and narrow tail. Between both is glimpsed a shred of IFN (Integrated Flux Nebula) very near to Pleiades located next to field toward the top right.

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José J. Chambó
Location: Spain

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  • Some technical detail of the capture?? equipment used?? location?? the author does not specify anything on his website…………or maybe it is done with a robotic telescope rented for hours???

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