A knotty tail

Chris Schur from Payson, Arizona Comet 13P/Olbers reached perihelion (its closest approach to the Sun) on June 30, flaunting a faint but intricate ion tail that appears to corkscrew off of the nucleus. This image was taken with 30 minutes of data on a 8-inch f/2 RASA scope. The post A knotty tail appeared first on Astronomy Magazine.

Jul 8, 2024 - 21:53
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A knotty tail

Chris Schur from Payson, Arizona Comet 13P/Olbers reached perihelion (its closest approach to the Sun) on June 30, flaunting a faint but intricate ion tail that appears to corkscrew off of the nucleus. This image was taken with 30 minutes of data on a 8-inch f/2 RASA scope.

The post A knotty tail appeared first on Astronomy Magazine.

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