has never been a comet quite like this one for sure. Now beaming
at about 3.5 magnitude in Perseus, the huge 2 degree diameter
comet which is nearly all head, has been dubbed the "Jellyfish"
comet. The head has essentially grown nearly pure white in color.
while the gas components have faded from sight, the dust you
see here has a sharp leading boundary on the left, and tapers
to a fading gradient on the right, down the tail.
A small uncondensed
stellar core remains inside the head, followed by a beam of material
from the nucleus driving down the tail. NGC1275 is the star cluster
on the lower right edge, a splashy but colorful object.