[AZ-Observing] Re: Comet Kushida Last Night

  • From: stanlep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 19:59:45 -0700 (MST)

Sure is a small thing.

You probably explained this in the past, but why do the stars have 8
spikes each, that widen radially away from the center of the star images?
It is quite a large widening, more than I have seen in telescopes I have
looked through.
Stan


> HI all,
>
> Youll like this shot, the comet was at its brightest and smack dab right
> in the exact center of the Hyades star cluster!  What a stunning sight
> despite the first quarter moon being near by and some occasional strong
> winds.  While the comet is without a tail, its striking green color really
> sets of off from the yellow and red star cluster members.  What  do you
> think?
>
> http://www.schursastrophotography.com/xtiastro/kushida020109.html
>
> Chris
>
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