Comet 45P sails in the dark


José J. Chambó

Mayhill, New Mexico

Takahashi FSQ-106ED 530mm f/5 & SBIG STL-11000M

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova sails on the dark sky again, away from the Moon, rides the constellation Canes Venatici, at its right side the Whale Galaxy (NGC 4631) seems ascend in the field. A little more up float the Hockey Stick Galaxy (NGC 4656), an exotic irregular galaxy. The comet still shows a big coma with intense green color, at same time that deploys a dust tail toward west (downwards).