C/2006 A1 (Pojmanski)

Comet C/2006 A1 (Pojmanski) was the first comet to be discovered in 2006. During late February-early March it was a conspicuous binocular object in the pre-dawn eastern sky as it moved through Capricornus. On the 28th it was close to the naked eye double, a Capricorni.

Here's a view taken against the stars of Capricornus.


A 5 minute exposure onto P-400F film through a 300mm lens operating at f/2.8. The greenish coma and pencil tail (passing over a Cap) are prominent.

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