Mike's Astro Photos
Nov.10 2013

Comet ISON – New Tail Feature?

by , under Comets & Meteors

I noticed a new prominent feature in the tail of Comet ISON while imaging it this morning. It looks like a thin jet towards the top.

Comet ISON – November 10th, 2013

Below is a comparison of today’s image with the last one I took just two days ago on November 8th. You can see the trail is just barely visible on the 8th.

Comet ISON – November 10th, 2013 vs November 8th, 2013


Here is an inverted version of the same picture. Its a little easier to see the features in the inverted picture.

Comet ISON Inverted – November 10th, 2013 vs November 8th, 2013

Here’s the color version of just the comet this morning.

Comet ISON – November 10th, 2013

And here is the color stacked with trailing stars. (I will come back another morning to image the star field and complete the final picture).

Comet ISON – November 10th, 2013

These images are the result of 5×3 minute exposures of Red, Green, Blue and Luminance at 3×3 binning on the morning of November 10th, 2013.

If you have noticed this feature already, please email me links to your most recent images. I’d love to compare. ;)


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