Comet NEAT from Quebec

May 26, 2004

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Provided by: Philippe Moussette
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster; Philippe Moussette

The photo above showing a telescopic view of glowing Comet NEAT was taken near St-Agapit, Quebec, Canada on the night of May 16. Note that the nucleus, coma (nebulous structure surrounding the nucleus) and the tail are all distinctly visible. On this night, NEAT was positioned between the constellations of Gemini and Leo. As is the case with all comets, NEAT's tail is pointing away from the Sun.

Photo details: Canon Digital Rebel 300D, 1 minute exposure, at 1,600 ASA.

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