Image: Comet 177P Barnard
Scope: Celestron NexStar
11 GPS @ f/1.8 (HyperStar) Constellation:
SAC 10 (w/262 CCD) Imaged at: Anza, CA;
Total Exposure Time: 2 @ 5m each
(10 mins. total) Date imaged: August 26, 2006
Approximate FOV: 50'x 36'
Filters used: IR
block Additional info: Comet 177P Barnard
originated in the Kuiper Belt but now has an elliptical orbit that takes it close to
earth. This isn't one of the more interesting comets because, among
other things, there's no tail!