Ionic emissions in comet C/2016 R2 (Pan-STARRS)

  title={Ionic emissions in comet C/2016 R2 (Pan-STARRS)},
  author={Kumar Venkataramani and Shashikiran Ganesh and Kiran S Baliyan},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We have carried out observations of a peculiar comet, C/2016 R2 (Pan-STARRS), using a low-resolution spectrograph mounted on the 1.2-m telescope at Mount Abu Infrared Observatory, India. The comet was observed on two dates in 2018 January, when it was at a heliocentric distance of 2.8 au. A study based on our observations has revealed that the optical spectrum of this comet is quite unusual compared with general cometary spectra. Most major cometary emissions, such as C2, C3 and CN, were… 
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