Last Updated: 2002 Feb 27
This image was taken from Michalego, 50 km south of Canberra. I had just completed a morning search and twilight was advancing (the glow at the bottom of the picture). The bright glow to the left is the zodiacal light. The comet was receding from the Sun, but still sported a beautiful 10° ion tail (1 o'clock), a short yellow 2° dust tail (12 o'clock), and a short anti-tail (8 o'clock).
Hand-guided 60sec exposure using a barn-door mount. Fuji 800 ASA film, 50mm lens.
An enlargement of the image above. Note the anti-tail.
This image was taken moments afer the one above. The camera was pointed straight up to the zenith (Scorpius & Sagittarius). Jupiter is at top right. A 60 second hand guided exposure, 10-15 mins after astronomical twilight had begun!!