C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) 2020-Apr-09 Chris Schur

This potentially bright comet is now starting to fragment, and is growing dim and diffuse. It is hoped we will still have a fine showing when it nears the sun, but hope is fading. A bit of a yellowish dust tail is seen here pointing to the right, and we can still make out the bright green coloration in the ionised gasses in the coma. Stay tuned!

Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph Newtonian
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
Exposure: 45mins
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 6/10
Outside Temperature: 45F
Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2

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