Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)

PANOPTES units at MLO just started following comet C/2017 K2.
Here is a quick snapshot from a few minutes ago (raw image, no processing, single camera)


Nice ! self motion doesn’t seems to be too much of an issue on unguided frames for the moment.

We’ve made a lot of progress on the polar alignment process, using image analysis to measure residual tracking errors. The drift is now well below a pixel in single exposures.

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