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Comet C2007 N3 (Lulin) - Martin Mobberley


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Martin Mobberley
Time of observation
29/12/2009 - 15:00
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A remotely imaged shot of comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin). This was taken using GRAS 005 at Mayhill, New Mexico and is cropped and 50% resampled. The comet was quite low at the start of morning twilight, near the Libra-Scorpio border. The field is just over 40' wide. As others have pointed out this comet's inclination of 178 degs is favourable from a dust plane anti-tail perspective and the image shows both a faint narrow tail to the west and an anti-tail like feature on the opposite side. The bright star bleeding charge just north of the comet is 47 Librae (mag 6.0). Technical Details: Object: C2007 N3 (Lulin) Date: 2009 Jan 8.536 UT Equipment: GRAS 005 (Epsilon 0.25m f/3.4, New Mexico) Camera: SBIG ST10XME Exposure: 120s

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