Green Comet 45P Orb In Ophiuchus Milky Way
Taken by Bill Williams on February 7, 2017 @ Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida
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Date Taken: 2017:02:07 21:22:29
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Comet 45P has lost its tail but still sports a gorgeous green coma and is now exiting the dense Ophiuchus Milky Way starfield. But not before I was able to capture a 12 minute LRGB exposure with my Vixen f/3.8 refractor and SBIG 11K camera from northern Florida after the Moon set and before twilight this AM. Comet sure is moving fast!
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Could it also be that the tail is behind it now? i.e its headed our way so the comet is blocking the view of its tail?
Posted by FredQuimby 2017-02-08 08:19:32
Great image. I agree with you Fred
Posted by markbuxton 2017-02-09 12:52:45
53 thumbs up
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