Comet Machholz Q2

Bright Comet in the Evening Sky

Uploaded 11/23/04

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 Now low in the southeastern sky at night, this 6th magnitude comet can be glimpsed without optical aid as a large glowing patch in the constellation of Columba, south of the constellation of Orion. While no tint was visible visually, photographically the lime green tint from the comets Swan Bands dominate. A short fan tail points toward 1:00 in this image, and another greenish extension points toward 6:00 here. The field is about 3/4 of a degree wide.

Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Newtonian Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: Canon 10D at ASA1600 Exposure: 1 x 10 mins Filters: NONE Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5100 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 0 C Processing: Photoshop CS, Maxim DL HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS 


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