Comet Finlay 15P 
in the Evening sky
January 24th, 2015

 This 9th magnitude object was faintly visible in the finder, but still almost invisible in the 8 inch with a wide field eyepiece. Surprisingly, the coma shows a nice green coloration and a beautiful fan tail. It is high up in the western sky after sunset, some 35 degrees up.
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Lens: 8" f/4 Orion Astrograph Newtonian Platform: Home made GEM Exposure: 30mins Location: Happy Jack, Arizona Elevation: 7000 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 22F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS