Comet 81P/Wild & asterism

Posted by dass717
on Monday, February 1, 2010

by Dave Lassiter


Photo taken 4:30 am Jan 29, 2010 from Naylor observatory Lewisberry, Pa. 14" LX 200 A F 3.3 & DSI 3 camera. Constellation Virgo. Not a great shot, considering it was close to full moon & the tail is pointing away from us. However would anyone agree that the stars beneath the comet form an asterism that strongly resembles the big dipper? Oh yeah. I thought so. Thanks for looking.

Tags: Comet
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