Comets conjunction ASASSN & PANSTARRS

Photographer
José J. Chambó
Email
jjchambo@hotmail.com
Location of photo
Mayhill, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo
Sep 17,2017 09:47 TU
Equipment
Takahashi FSQ-106ED f/5.0 & SBIG STL-11000M
Description
Comet C/2017 O1 ASASSN, down left, is observable by binoculars now 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.
Website
http://cometografia.es
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