Comet Gerradd 7.5 magnitude comet in Sagitta

Uploaded 9/1/11

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 There are few clear nights during the monsoon season, and this one came during the brightness peak of this long period comet now in Sagitta in the evening sky and near the zenith. The comet visually is a bust, very d little tail can be seen amongst a rich star field, with the coma only a dim glow with a fan shaped tail. This was a deep 85 minute exposure with the 12.5" on a damp night at around 9pm. The head has at least a strong green coloration from CN, but the nucleus was nothing more than a dim central condensation.
Lens: 12.5" f/5 Home bult Newtonian Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Exposure: 2h RGB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 40F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS