Rapid changes in the tail

Nick James

The tail of this comet really does change dramatically from day to day. One of the advantages that we have now is that we can get images taken from around the globe and this allows us to get really good time resolution. The images below are all from the last night and they show tail changes over a matter of hours. Please, please, please, if you are submitting images include field of view/scale and orientation info. Without this we need to do a lot of guessing when we rescale images to look at things like this.