magnitude object is now up high enough to image around midnight,
and I was able to get in several hours of exposures on this very
fast moving comet now in Perseus. The tail is very faint and
ray like, and composed of gas completely. The gorgeous teal colored
coma in the head is stunning!
Two versions are
reproduced here. The first the comet is located exactly at the
position of the last frame I shot in a 65 shot sequence, each
frame 1 minute long. The second image is aligned on the nucleus
and shows the comets movement in one hour.