Comet 41P / Tuttle-Giacombini-Kresak and NGC3198
in the Evening sky
March 14, 2017

 A bright 7th magnitude tailess comet passes a stunning inclined spiral last night! The 10.5 magnitude spiral on the upper left is about 8 arc minutes wide and reveals fine details including many blue or pink knots in the spiral arms, and a yellow core. The comet is more yellow in hue on the right side of the coma, and appears to have a short tail like extension going in that same direction.

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Field here is about 1 degree
Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph with Baader MPCC coma corrector Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: SBIG ST10XME Exposure: 60m Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 50F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS