Comet 45P toward perihelion

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José J. Chambó

Benali, Valencia (Spain)

GSO 8″ f/3.8 & Canon EOS-100D

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova imaged on December 23, 2016 in your way toward perihelion, few days after begining to develop a long ionic tail with several degrees long which exits from image field toward East. Although the comet is only at 8 degrees of altitude from horizon, doing hard the photography, can be seen that really is a twin tail departing from the greenish coma of comet, which shining near magnitude 8 being observable with binoculars.

2016-12-23T00:00:00

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