Comet Hergenrother
Faint comet in Pegasus mv = 10.5

Uploaded 10/9/12

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 This comet recently had a major outburst increasing in brightness over six magnitudes and now sports a short stubb tail seen here pointing upward. You can see in the hour long exposure the comet moved a significant amount, and since the shot is tracked on the comet, the stars appear as short trails. A bright yellow star is at upper left. The comet is starting to fade now, but with comets you never can be sure!
Optics: 12.5" f/5 Newtonian - Lumicon Coma Corrector Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800 Exposure: 12 x 5m Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 55F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Images Plus 3.82 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS