So many amazing images of this comet out there. So THANK YOU! Darryl you've overdone your quota of thumbs up for any post. Many of the comments here are humbling!
t-ara-fan those diagonal lines are processing artifacts I had a hard time with.
Rubbing it in a little here, I've been in bliss these last nine mornings watching this disintegrating beast transform across the early morning horizon. Watching it in heavy twilight and heavy moonlight on July 6 with a bright "v" shape nucleus (where I could only take 2 second captures without total image blowout) and seeing tail stretch upward like a sparkling fountain was simply ah-inspiring . Each successive morning I would watch (mostly over the computer screen) the comet rise, tail first, from a new westward location over the Eastern Sierra Mono Lake Volcanoes. Each moment of comet rise was like seeing the comet for the very first time, stunning. In binoculars the view was even more entrancing (the richness of the reddish brown colors, unmistakable!). Progressively the blue ion tail intensified and the nucleus weakened and finally this morning the comet's tail has shifted diagonally westward with the faintest of yet nucleus.
The excitement continues as the comet moves to the evening sky (for my latitude, sorry Darryl - not for you this time. don't be greedy you still have Jove, Saturn and Mars AGAIN), without moonlight and its closest approach to the earth on the 23rd.
Tomorrow should be my final potential morning for imaging.
I know now why I love the solar system objects among all other astronomical objects(being forced to admit), their ever changing unpredictability match with their unparalleled beauty!