Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

Photographer
jgreif
Email
greif.jon@gmail.com
Location of photo
Nerpio Spain, remotely from La Jolla CA USA
Date/Time of photo
January 1, 2017, at 5 AM local time
Equipment
Planewave CDK 435 mm reflecting telescope and imaging platform.
Description
C/2015 V2 (Johnson) is a hyperbolic comet discovered on 3 November 2015 by Jess Johnson (Catalina Sky Survey) at an apparent magnitude of 17.1 using a 0.68-meter (27 in) Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope. Its incoming orbit had a Semimajor Axis of 59,200 AU, but will have a hyperbolic orbit after leaving the solar system, with an eccentricity of 1.0009. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/2015_V2]
Website
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/author/jgreif/
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