Comet C/2016 R2 in Taurus

Here is an image of comet C/2016 R2 taken last evening in the constellation Taurus. The star Gamma Tauri was causing some interference on my focal reducer that I didn’t pick up on until the images were processed, you can see some of the noise and light ring below and to the left of the comet. The comet is near its closest approach to Earth and near its maximum brightness.

Comet C/2016 R2 in Taurus

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D stock camera, ISO 3200, 18 x 60 seconds using Backyard EOS with darks, flats and bias frames, guided using an Orion 60mm guide scope with an attached ZWO ASI290MC camera. Image Date: January 6, 2018. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.

…Tom

2 Responses to Comet C/2016 R2 in Taurus

  1. Jaime Paulos says:

    Gracias por la informacion . Lo buscaré con mi telescopio Meade LXx200

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