close approach of a bright naked eye (barely) comet with a well
known deep sky galaxy is an imagers delight. Here, we can see
in this wide field view the comet at the upper right with both
dust and gas tails and on the lower left is the Pinwheel Galaxy
- M101 in Ursa Major.
The humidity was
100% and the temp well below freezing at 3am when I shot this
set, sheets of ice were coating everything and huge hairy frost
crystals were growing all over the camera and telescope! Then
the clouds moved in.