This brightening comet is now well placed in the eastern sky and passes near the zenith near midnight. The two here show a 7th magnitude object, easily visible in my 11x80 binoculars with a short stubby tail. The upper black and white image is a high resolution shot, 10 one minute long exposures added with the nucleus in register. DDP was applied to allow the bright inner core to be displayed at the same time as the broad faint fan tail. The lower image, was also taken with the 12.5 inch f/5, and is binned 2x2 and in color. 15 one minute exposures, 5 in each color were combined to form this color image. The color in the lower image could not be combined with the upper image as an LRGB easily because the star trails would not match up between the separate exposures.
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