Comet 41P / Tuttle-Giacombini-Kresak
in the Evening sky
March 1, 2017

 Now beaming at 10th magnitude, this incoming comet displays a sharp stellar nucleus, a teal coloration and the barest hints of a streaming tail - seen in this image to the lower left of the comets coma. The comet is brightening quickly and will be a superb imaging target in the coming month.

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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: 62m Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 4/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 30F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS