Latest image of Comet Linear S4

Updated 7/6/2000

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During the morning of the fourth of July, the new comet rose very early in the moring in the constellation of Perseus. This image, taken with my 8 inch schmidt camera at f/1.5 was on non hypered Kodak PJ400 emulsion, and developed in a Bessler CN2 Chemistry. Two four minute exposures were scanned and combined by multiplication in the digital darkroom in Photoshop 5.5 to make this final image. The registration of the two images was accomplished in Picture Window Pro, by aligning the comet head images in the two shots since the fast moving comet had changed position between two frames. Visually, the comet was near magnitude 7.5 and seen easily in 11x80 binoculars with about half a degree tail.

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