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Photographer:

Ralf Vandebergh

Email:

ralf.vandebergh@home.nl

Location of Photo:

the Netherlands

Date/Time of photo:

October 10, 2006 19:01-19:51 UTC

Equipment:

10-inch Newtonian reflector at f/4.8 with ATK-1HS CCD camera. Composite of several exposures between 0.5 and 10 seconds.

Description:

Detailed view of the coma and the area of the core of the comet, enhanced by using a rotational gradient filtered processing. The brightest streamer we see is the beginning of the ion-tail.On the other side of the core, there are a few fainter jets, visible on most comets when approaching the Sun.

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