James Melka
Image taken:
Feb. 23, 2009
Back yard at home in Chesterfield, Missouri.
Imaged large greenish coma with 1.4 degree long bright red dust tail. Parts of a disconnected ion tail on the opposite side of the dust tail are visible. Estimated visual magnitude of a compressed coma was 4.5. Used Tak Sky 90 and Canon 20d(Baader IR) for combined 80 30-second exposures totaling 40 minutes. Sincerely, Jim Melka
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