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Object Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN)
Description

Comet SWAN showed a bright blue-green coma and an impressive tail. Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN) was discovered in June in public images from the Solar Wind Anisotropies (SWAN) instrument of NASA and ESA’s Sun-orbiting SOHO spacecraft. Comet SWAN’s unusual orbit appears to be hyperbolic, meaning that it will likely go off into interstellar space, never to return

Image
Scope C8 & meade 6.3 fr
Camera ST-7E
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters Custom Scientific LRGB
Guiding Self Guided
Exposure Info luminance 16x30seconds. RGB 16x30 seconds binned 2x2
Date October 28, 2006
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory

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