Comet Johnson (C/2015 V2)

May 18, 2017

Discovered in 2015 by CSS observer Jess Johnson, Comet Johnson c/2015 V2 will become a backyard observable object, visible with binoculars in May 2017. Interestingly the comet currently displays two tails: a wide and bright dust tail, and a more narrow ion or gas tail at nearly a right angle to the dust tail. For more information on Comet Johnson, and sky maps to help you find it, read Sky & Telescope's "Watch Comet Johnson Sprint Through Boötes" article. Image by Rolando-Ligustri.