Comet Tempel 1 / 9P
in the Evening sky
April 2, 2016

 This 14th magnitude comet currently in Coma Bernices is in a field of hordes of galaxies! The short greenish tail can be see here pointing downward in this crop of the small part of the full image surrounding the comet. To the lower right is a faint galaxy cluster. Check out the 1600 sized image and see tons of faint galaxies!

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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 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