Location of photoDenver Colorado
Date/Time of photo2017/02/27 1215UT
Equipment1" Refractor f/4 and ST-402ME CCD Camera
DescriptionMagnitude 11 Comet C/2015 ER61 Panstarrs is approaching the magnitude 5 Trifid Nebula M20 and the magnitude 6 Lagoon Nebula M8. In this 3.9 degree by 2.6 degree image the comet looks very small compared to the large structures of the nebulas. The comet does have a short tail to the west, but it is hard to see in this image.