As Comet Lulin heads towards opposition a day from now, a hint of an ion tail might be emerging below the comet's head (at 7 o'clock). The long trailing dust tail appears more than five full moon widths and extends beyond this image's 104x155 arc minute field of view.
Date Imaged :
February 25, 2009
Borg 77ED f/4.3
Astrodon L 5 x 1minute
Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines