Comet 2009 R1 McNaught

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Image:  Comet 2009 R1 McNaught Scope - Mount:   Celestron Edge HD8 @ f/10 - Celestron CGE mount
Constellation:     n/a Camera:    QSI 583wsg
Imaged at:    Anza, CA Exposure Times:     1 Lum at 1m, 1 RGB at 1m
Date imaged:  June 13, 2010 Approximate FOV:  28' x 20'
Guided?:  PHD w/SX Lodestar

Filters used:     L/R/G/B

Additional Information:  Comets generally orbit the Sun in the Kuiper Belt, which is located far past the planets.  They will come close to the sun once in a while if their orbit is distrubed by some large mass, such as Saturn or another gas giant.