Comet Gerradd 7.5 magnitude comet in Hercules

Uploaded 10/24/11

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 The comet has remained bright, and now sports a dual forked tail. The upper one is blue and is the Ion tail, the lower fan is mostly dust and some coma gasses. The head is quite greenish from Cyanogen, and has a nice stellar nuclear condensation. Visually, I could only see a round wisp in the 11 x 80 binoculars and little more with the 8 inch when I centered it visually. (These days thats about the only time I ever actually look through a telescope!) This comet may be around for a few more months, but will be getting way too close to the western sky line soon. I think this may be the last good shot I get.
Lens: 8" f/4 Orion Astrograph Newtonian + Baader Coma Corr. Platform: Homemade GEM Exposure: 1h Location: Hapyy Jack, Arizona Elevation: 6800 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 42F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS