Comet Johnson V2 with Anti-tail
In the Evening sky in Bootes

 With the Earth currently crossing the orbital plane of this comet, the dust tail is narrow and long pointing in this image to the upper right. Faintly seen is the normal gas tail, pointing away from the Sun, and to the lower left of the central condensation. Right around 7th magnitude, this rewarding comet has been fun to watch and change appearance over the months as it approaches and receeds from the Earth and Sun. This is with the 80mm refractor to get a larger field. Ive made it about one shade lighter to make both tails easier to pick out.
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Lens: Stellarvue SV80s f/6 - AKA "Zeiss APO" - with Televue .8x FR/CC Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Exposure: 63m LRGB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 5/10, Transparency 5/10 FIRST QUARTER MOON NEARBY Outside Temperature: 55F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS