Monday, July 16, 2007

Comet VZ13

I certainly could be wrong, but looking at it from Lassen Peak in an 18" f/4.5 at 103X I felt the spread of the coma was distinctly showing more flow out in one direction. I didn't actually sweep along in that direction to see if I could detect any tail, but felt there was at least part of, or a beginning of one. I thought the comet was just simply a big bright fuzzball. Looked once or twice, that was enough with so many dim targets within reach from that observing site. Wish I'd thought to look at the comet when the galaxy was in the same field....

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