Comet P/2010 V1 Ikeya-Murakami (332P) Fragments A,B,C,D,G,H,I

Photographer
Mike Olason
Location of photo
Denver, Colorado
Date/Time of photo
2016/03/11 0435UT
Equipment
11" SC f/6 telescope and STF-8300M CCD camera
Description
If one looks carefully you can see a faint dust trail from fragment C all the way down to fragment I. Fragments E,F,J are to faint to see in this image. Fragment H appears to be breaking up.
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Mike Olason

About Mike Olason

I started imaging comets in 1994 with an ST-5 CCD Camera and an 11" SC Telescope. Since then the CCD cameras have changed (ST-7, ST-402ME and STF-8300M), but I am still using the 11" SC Telescope. Naturally I have used a lot of smaller telescopes to obtain larger fields of view. I live south of Denver at an elevation of 6150 feet which allows me to image comets down to about magnitude 20.5 on a clear night. I give permission to anyone who may want to use my images for a project or article, especially school projects. All that I ask is that if you use some of my images that you give me credit for taking the images. I have 1000s of comet images so if you would like more images of the same comet on a different date, other comets or would like to ask a question about one of my comet images send me an email to "moicylander@centurylink.net".
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