Image Gallery - Comet Machholz
Comet Machholz
Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2), 8 January 2005, 03:11 UT. Five minute exposure with Canon 300D, 55mm, f/7.1, ISO 800. This image was taken with the camera riding piggyback on a guided LX200. The comet is passing M45, the Pleiades, and its ion trail appears in front of that cluster. A separate dust trail is faintly visible extending down and right of the coma. North is up.

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