Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) photographed on January 7th, 2018. Still four months of its perihelion it shows a great activity in form of an unusual ionic tail, intensely bluish because its composition of carbon monoxide, and waving in shreds at the mercy of the solar wind. The bright star at down-left is Gamma Tauri, the star at the apex of the V-shaped Hyades star cluster in Taurus.
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|Zeitpunkt||07.01.2018 02:42 UT|
|Teleskop/Objektiv||Planewave 20" CDK|