A Fading Comet Linear A2

Updated 8/18/01

Despite clouds covering half the breif exposure, I am pretty satisfied with this new image taken last night of the now dim, 9th mag comet. A broad dust fan can still be seen below the nucleus, with the central core about 12th magnitude. The comet is moving much slower now, and up to 10 minute exposures are possible to capture the faint details. This brief 1minute exposure was with my 12.5 inch at f/5, and was taken amidst flashes of approaching lightning through a hole in the clouds. Camera: ST7E, from Payson Arizona.

Previous Uploads: Theophilus Crater Region The art of Deconvolving Lunar Images Three faces of Comet Linear Comet Linear A2 6-27-01 Van Cittert Deconvolution of the Lunar Highlands More Northern Lights and the ISS over Payson The NGC891 Galaxy Group Notes CCD Shots during Full Moon Comet Linear July 19 & 25th, 2000 Latest image of Comet Linear S4 Spectacular Red Aurora over Payson Arizona Fuji's New Formulation of it new Super HQ100 FIRST TESTS OF HYPERED FUJI HQ100 First Schmidt shots with PJ400 First Tricolor shots with 2415 Test Images with Fuji NPH400 First Two Comets with the new CCD Camera

Chris Schur

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