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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina

Comet Catalina

Comet Catalina emerges out of the dawn with two tails - a dust tail (lower right) consisting of dust left along the orbital path, and an ion tail being blown away from the comet by the solar wind. Also captured in this frame was the glint of the sun off an artificial satellite (upper left).

  • Date/Time: 13 Dec. 2015 - 0521 PST
  • Camera: Nikon D700
  • Exposure: 1 x 125 sec. @ ISO 3200
  • Scope: Astrophysics AP155EDF with Borg 1.04x flattener
  • Mount: Losmandy Titan