Comet Panstarrs K1 
in the Evening sky
May 30, 2014

 This field is 3.5 degrees wide, and the gas tail is faintly seen all the way to the left edge. Pointing directly to the left is a short stubby dust tail, and the long blue band is the gas tail. A stunning teal color to the coma is apparent. This is a long exposure for a comet - 90 mins with the SV80s.
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Lens: Stellarvue SV80s f/6 - AKA "Zeiss APO" - with Televue .8x FR/CC Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Exposure: 1h 30m LRGB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 5/10, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 55F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS