Of particular interest were the changes in the tail's appearance during March and April- from fan-shaped to needle as the dust tail lost intensity.
|The comet seen in twilight in the constellation
of Pisces on the 12th March when it was around 4th magnitude. Mars is the bright red
object upper left and Aries is prominent above. Five minute exposure through a 58mm lens
at f/2. Note the tail stretching for a few degrees towards the upper left.
|Imaged again on the 12th March. Five minute
exposure through a 200mm lens at f/3.5.
|Imaged on the 1st April when about mag 3.5. The faint dust tail curves away to the upper left and the blue gas tail stretches away for 6 to 8 degrees (beyond the top of the frame!); 5 min exposure through a 58mm lens at f/1.4. M31 is to the right.|
|Very wide angle view against the back drop of the Milky Way. Imaged on the 6th April after its passage by M31; 10 min exposure through a 16mm lens at f/2.8.|
|Imaged on the 6th April; 10 minute exposure through a 58mm lens at f/2.|
|Imaged on the 6th April through a 200mm lens at f/3.5; five minute exposure.|
|Imaged on the 20th April during an auroral display through a 180mm lens at f/2.5; 7 min exposure. Note the change in the appearance of the comet's tail since 6th April.|