Comet Machholz with 2 tails:
ion and dust at 100 degrees of angle each other.

Field of view in the photo is: 2.3 deg x 1.5 deg

Ion tail : about 2 deg
Dust tail : about 0.8 deg
Coma : about 0.4 deg

Visible at nacked eyes too!

12 December 2004
ore 01:15 UT

BORG 4" f/4 400 mm
DTA CX3 Kaf 6303E
Astrodon Filters
20+15+15+15 min (LRGB)

Copyright 2004
by Paolo Candy
Osservatorio Astronomico dei Monti Cimini
Italy
 


 

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