C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) 2022-Jul-01 Dan Bartlett

After last nights imaging of C/2017 K2 using a meager RASA8' F2 and an asi2600mcP I looked at the linear stretched "cometonly" image of 103 x 90seconds stacked. The blue green coma appeared to have a multidirectional burst like pattern emanating from the core (see image file and view from a distance).

Not knowing what to expect I took the cometonly image stretched it, applied HDRMT(Top image of multiple panels) and then applied a LarsonSekanina filter (lower image) in PixInsight.

Real or artifact? To my knowledge, if these images are true, this might be the earliest record indicating this structure on C/2017 K2.

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