Comet Swan

Bright Comet in Leo

Uploaded 9/30/06

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 Now a bright 5th magnitude low in the eastern sky before sunrise, Comet Swan sports an emerald green head, and a colorless gas tail over three degrees in length. Best time for viewing is just after 5am local time. In this image, you can just see the tail starting to split in two, and the tail consists of a narrow bifurcated jet.

NGC4062, a nearly edge on 12th magnitude galaxy can be seen faintly to the lower right of the comets head.

Instrument: Stellarvue SV80S Refractor w/.8x TR2008 Field Flattener, EFR = 80mm f/4.74 @ 379mm FL Platform: Televue GEM 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: 40F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Raw Shooter Premium HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral