Comet Linear 2000 WM1

Two-tailed comet captured just SW of b Ceti on December 7, 2001.

Cookbook 245 CCD camera + 135mm f2.8 lens

white (median of 12 x 240 sec. images) + cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered images (average of 3 x 240 sec. exposures each)

Changing aparition of Comet Linear 2000WM1

(click on thumbnails below to acces full resolution image and description)

Nov. 8, 2001

Not impressive yet

Nov. 18, 2001

Two tails! Earth almost in the plane of comet's orbit!

December 7, 2001

Got big and bright - see color version above!

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Jan Wisniewski