The Solar System


C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson) is a hyperbolic comet discovered on 3 November 2015 by Jess Johnson (Catalina Sky Survey) at an apparent magnitude of 17.1 using a 0.68-meter Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope. Its incoming orbit had a Semimajor Axis of 59,200 AU (0.94 light years), but will have a hyperbolic orbit after leaving the solar system, with an eccentricity of 1.0009. The comet was to be seen with binoculars in late May 2017 in the Northern Hemisphere. This picture was taken in 2017 (April 20th).

(Source: Wikipedia)