Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner (August 12,2018)

José J. Chambó
Location of photo
Valencia, Spain
Date/Time of photo
12 August 2018, 02:45 UT
GSO 8" f/3.8 & Atik 383L+
Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner photographed on August 12th 2018 grazing the Milky Way border in Cassiopeia more dense of stars (down). The comet has considerably increased its angular size showing a turquoise color with 9' wich wrapping nucleus. Its dust tail reaches 40' lenght inside within which can be seen a ionic jet more condensed.
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