Sodium tail

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Robin Leadbeater
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There’s now a NEOWISE image showing  the sodium tail embedded within the dust tail.

https://psi.edu/news/neowisesodiumtail

This image  is close in though so perhaps the sodium tail emerges from the dust tail further out to produce the narrow reddish tail. Not sure why it is at a larger angle than the ion tail rather than between them like Hale Bopp but perhaps that is a geometry effect ?