Comet Pojmansky

April 7, 2006

Bright Comet in Lacerta

Uploaded 4/8/06

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 Now fading at .1 magnitude per day, this 8.8 magnitude object is becomming dim and diffuse, with no visible stellar nucleus. However the green coloration in the head strongly persists, and a short gas tail bluish green in color points away from the sun to the upper left.
Instrument: Stellarvue SV80S Refractor w/.8x TR2008 Field Flattener, EFR = 80mm f/4.74 @ 379mm FL Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: Canon 10D @ ISO800 Exposure: 10m Filters: Standard IR Block Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 30F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Raw Shooter Premium HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral