PhotographerJosé J. Chambó Bris
Location of photoSiding Spring (Australia)
Date/Time of photoAug 11, 2015 @ 08:56 UT
EquipmentTakahashi FSQ ED 106mm. f/5.0 refractor & FLI ML16803 camera
DescriptionComet C/2013 Q1 (PANSTARRS) imaged on August 11, 2015. After its perihelion showed this unusual double dust tail: the "nominal" directed towards East with 1.5 degrees long, and the other towards North (upwards) with more than 2 degree long shaped by very heavy particles that were left behind in the orbital trajectory of the comet.