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Comet Neat image

Started by RolandC, 05/27/2004 06:50PM
Posted 05/27/2004 06:50PM Opening Post
I just posted an image in the CCD astrophoto section of comet Neat if anyone is interested.

It is an image of the core of the comet taken last night with the first quarter Moon unfortunately washing out the background sky. The image was taken with my 10" F14.6 mak-Cass operating at F10 with SBIG ST10XE camera and color filter wheel. I was trying to capture any jet detail coming out of the core. You can see a sunward jet which then turns to the right and gets swept toward the back. Also, there is a distinct bow shock visible.

Roland Christen