Comet 41P / Tuttle-Giacombini-Kresak
in the Evening sky
March 24, 2017

 Moving through a field of faint galaxies in the bowl of the Big Dipper, this comet which is currently at 9th magnitude glows an intense teal color and has not a trace of a tail. This 1h 45m integration time image was taken on a night of less than ideal seeing, however without any fine details in the comet this was not too much of an issue.

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Field here is about 1 degree
Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph with Baader MPCC coma corrector Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: SBIG ST10XME Exposure: 1h 45m Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 2/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 40F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS