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The Great Comet of 1997

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The Great Comet of 1997
1997.06.08. Taken with the 30cm f/7 at Manawatu Observatory By Noel Munford & Ian Cooper, 10 minute exposure on Fuji P800. From the beginning of May the comet was backing away from both the sun and earth. It is similar to looking down a shuttle-cock from the sharp end. The fine spine of the anti-tail can clearly be seen below the coma.
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