Comet C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS shining at 9.7 magnitude and sporting a little tail.

I captured this on 06-18-2022 while it was cruising through the Constellation Ophiuchus.

This comet began the month of June in Ophiuchus at magnitude 9.7. Look for a 6′ coma. It was easily visible in both a 6 inch Reflector and 8 inch SCT telescope from a dark location. The Comet should brighten by about 0.5 magnitudes by month’s end.

I used my TPO 12 Inch diameter F4 Newtonian Reflector Telescope, Bisque ME Mount, HAP Modified Canon 6D DSLR camera, 31 minute exposure while tracking on the Comet’s Nucleus. Captured at my observatories in JBSPO, Yellow Springs, Ohio USA.



Best Regards,
John Chumack