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Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN)

 Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN) by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

Object: Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN)
Description Comet SWAN showed a bright blue-green coma and an impressive tail. Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN) was discovered in June in public images from the Solar Wind Anisotropies (SWAN) instrument of NASA and ESA's Sun-orbiting SOHO spacecraft. Comet SWAN's unusual orbit appears to be hyperbolic, meaning that it will likely go off into interstellar space, never to return
   
Scope C8 & meade 6.3 fr
Camera ST-7E
Filters Custom Scientific LRGB
Mount Losmandy G11
Guiding Self Guided
Exposure
Info:
luminance 16x30seconds
RGB 16x30 seconds binned 2x2
   

 

 

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