More Details on Comet Linear A2

Updated 6/30/01

Above: 3am, 80mm f/4 Vixen refractor six one minute exposures summed. LRGB=6:1:1:1 (RGB binned 2x2) The comet was still very easy naked eye, around 4th magnitude, and greenish even in binoculars. While no tail was seen visually, the above shot reveals a faint ion tail extending to the right. DDP was used to preserve the extremely bright core and faint tail details in one image.

This image, taken with the Refractor as well, was Rank Order Processed in AIP to reveal the hidden inner activity. Notice how the tail curves up a bit and seems to connect with the nucleus. The tail is also seen to be bifurcated and very thin near the coma. L=6mins. It was determined that the spokes comming from the comets core were rank order processing artifacts.

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Chris Schur

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