Comet Ikeya-Zhang

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Comet Ikeya-Zhang, April 4, 2002

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  • Exposure: 10 min. @ f/4.0
  • Lens: SMC Pentax 105 mm f/2.4
  • Camera: Pentax 67
  • Film: Fuji NHGII 800
  • Location: Ritter Butte, Oregon
  • Date: 4-Apr-2002 21:00 PST
  • Notes: The ion tail can be traced out to about 16 degrees, disappearing in Cassiopeia; a sporadic meteor is visible just to the left of the comet; at this time, the comet was only 5 1/2 degrees above the horizon; used a combination of Photoshop and PixInsight LE to bring out the tail and remove the vignetting.
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