Monday, February 6, 2017

COMET 45P FLAUNTS GREEN COMA! Taken by Bill Williams on January 10, 2017 @ Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida

Comet 45P was an imaging challenge last month competing with sunset glare low in the constellation Capricornus. The attached image was captured using a 14.5-inch f/9 RCOS telescope and Apogee U16M CCD Camera for a 12 minute 1X1 LRGB exposure. 45P was only about 9 degrees above the western horizon and barely above cedar trees at 7PM EST. In January, the comet sported a gorgeous green coma and ruddy tail discernible even in twilight! Very much looking forward to capturing images of this comet on one of the next few moonless mornings before AM twilight! Hope the fog stays away!

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