Comet Ison Develops a Tail

Comet Ison Develops a Tail

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Comet Ison C/2012 S1 approaches closer to Earth and is finally now exhibiting a distinct tail! Ison is presently well between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, 4.817 AU from the Sun. The comet presents itself in the early evening in the constellation Gemini. The brightest star in this cropped image is GSC 2438:249.



Coordinates       :

07h 07' 11" +31d 45' 37"

Date Imaged       :

February 11, 2013 12:14UT

Lens       :

N16 f/4.5 1,824mm

Camera       :

ST10XME

Exposure       :

7 minutes

Filter       :

LTGB

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio