Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) on 2017 May 28, apparent disconnection event

Jean-Claude Merlin
Location of photo
Mayhill (New Mexico, USA)
Date/Time of photo
2017 May 28 - 07h48 UT (mid time of 18 images)
iTelescope.Net 43-cm reflector F/4.5 - FLI-PL6303E CCD camera - Luminance filter
Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) on 2017 May 28. Composite of 18 3-minute exposures tracked on the comet motion. Apparently a disconnection event occurred recently in the plasma tail.
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