Comet Catalina US10
in the Evening sky - Night of orbital plane crossing

 This comet has slowed down considerably against the starry background, enabling more direct processing of a stationary comet in a nice star filled field. Now at mag 10.5, this comet was at orbital plane crossing tonight, but no trace of an anti tail was seen here. Still, the teal coloration in the head remains and a silky gossamar tail follows.
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Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph Newtonian Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Exposure: 36mins Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 3/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 35F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS