14  April  2017
 
  Comet 45P toward perihelion
   
                                                     
                                                                                                               
    



 By     José J. Chambó
cometografia.es )
  
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova imaged on December 23, 2016 in your way toward perihelion, few days after begining to develop a long ionic
tail with several degrees long which exits from image field toward East. Although the comet is only at 8 degrees of altitude from horizon,
doing hard the photography, can be seen that really is a twin tail departing from the greenish coma of comet,
which shining near magnitude 8 being observable with binoculars.

GSO 8" f/3.8 & Canon EOS-100D (7 x 120 sec. at ISO-1600) from Benali, Valencia (Spain)


 

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