C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) 2019-Feb-28 Chris Schur

This 7th magnitude object in Auriga is in a rich Auriga starfield, with emission nebulosity. I composed this shot to best frame a field of bright stars and the nebulosity. The comets short fan/ray type gas tail is a bit better than last week.

Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph with Baader MPCC coma corrector
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
Camera: SBIG ST10XME
Exposure: 60m
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature: 20F
Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2

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