Comet Linear 2001 RX14

Comet in Ursa Major

Uploaded 1/02/03

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This dim 10.5 magnitude comet is very near M106 in Ursa Major, rising in the late evening. With a good quarter degree of tail seen here, this rather colorless comet is moving at a rapid pace through the galaxies of this part of the sky. The comet is currently 1.47AU from Earth, and 2.06 AU from the sun. The trailed images of the stars are from tracking on the nucleus of the comet during the exposure, not the stars. The sequence of RGBB can be seen in the star trails. This image is slightly cropped from the original frame.

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian
Platform:  Astrophysics 1200 QMD
Guider: SBIG ST4
Exposure:  RGB = 10:10:20
RGB Combine Ratio:  1: .8: 1.2
Filters:  RGB Tricolor
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing FWHM = 4 arcsec (Maxim DL - 10min subframe), Transparency 6/10
Outside Temperature:  0 C
CCD Temperature:  -20 C
Processing Tools:  Maxim DL, RG Sigma, Photoshop
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