Comet Lulin C/2007 N3

Comet Lulin C/2007 N3

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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

Lens       :

Borg 77ED f/4.3

Camera       :

ST10XME

Exposure       :

5 minutes

Filter       :

Astrodon L 5 x 1minute

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines