Comet Wild 4 - 116P 
in the Evening sky in Libra next to Mars
May 29,2016

 This 14th magnitude comet defies a precise magnitude estimate, ranging from 12 to 16 for the same date and different observers! Here, you can see this ephemeral object just to the right of center (with the expected position centered) and showing a nice fan tail of dust.

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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: 12m Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 4/10, Transparency 4/10 Outside Temperature: 60F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS