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Quote:What do you think causes that effect?
Quote:Thanks for posting, Maurice.I noticed that the coma is asymmetrical around the nucleus and predominates to its right side of the photo (not referring to the obvious elongation of the tail). What do you think causes that effect? Also, I couldn't help notice the bluish component in the tail (possibly at an angle to the main tail). Is that due to the ionization effect seen in some of the other comets like Hale-Bopp? It seems that the comet's progress across the constellations appears to be accelerating and even is noticeable at high power now. I really enjoy your timely photos.------C
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Quote:A most fascinating apparition if you ask me.Regarding the ionization effect seen on comets: Is it the result of the solar wind interacting with cometary effluvia; and the light emission a product of excitation phenomena similar to our aurorae?------C
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