Comet Jager 290/P in Auriga
January 4th, 2014

 This color rendition of this 11th magnitude periodic reveals a bit of a fan tail in this half a degree wide field, and at best a very slight tan color to the comets coma. This is a very deep image, an hour for the L channel means this comet has very subtle features! The comet did not move very fast during the exposures, but still in an hour there is significant star trailing as we track the comets moving head. For me, this is a new comet imaged, my 143rd.
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Lens: 12.5" f/5 Home built Newtonian Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Exposure: 90m LRGB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 5/10, Transparency 5/10 Outside Temperature: 40F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS