Comets to finish off Doris’ Day. 23rd February 2017.

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After a day of storm Doris battering the country, it cleared to a reasonable evening.
I got out ready for Comet 5P Encke, but by the time the clouds cleared, it was far too low in the western sky.

Once properly clear, I slewed the scope over to capture P45 Honda-Mrkos-Pajduáková.
It was in the constellation of Coma Berenices and heading towards Leo.

Comet45PDenoiseIt is huge! I had to use my 80mm refractor to get most of it in.

I then went across to Comet C/2015 V2  Johnson.

This is a much smaller compact comet, with a slightly curved tail. This cropped image was taken using the 190 Mak-Newt.


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