The dust tail
has swung around to the side now that orbital plane crossing
during the last full moon has come and gone. This dust is greenish
yellow, and points toward the 1:00 position in this image. The
blue gas tail is thin, tenuous and points toward 3:30 here. The
comet rapidly lost its tail, but not its brilliance beaming at
3.5 magnitude during this photo taken nearly straight up.
The Meade 622 was made
during the 1986 Halley visit by mead, and is a 6" f/3.6
Schmidt Newtonian. I'm getting nearly 2 degrees of field here,
and only a small amount of coma lies on the edges of the field.
The 10D combined with the 622 makes for a potent comet photographic