Comet Churyumov Gerismenko
in the morning sky
Feb 14, 2016

 This comet is currently 14th magnitude and near Denebola in Leo. The comet continues to show a ray type tail, with one side much sharper than the other.

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Field here is about 1 degrees
Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph with Baader MPCC coma corrector Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: SBIG ST10XME Exposure: LRGB = 16:3:3:3m Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 30F Processing Tools: Maxim DL6, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS