Obscured by Clouds. The rough and ready blog of a cloud benighted biologist and amateur astronomer. Astroblog will cover my interests in astronomy, biology and Life, the Universe and Everything.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Amazing Disappearing Ion Tail of C/2009 P1 Garradd
Now you see it, now you don't. The ion tail of C/2009 P1 Garrad on 27 March (left image) virtually disappears on 28 March (right image). Images taken with iTelescope T14. There are the low resolution JPG images. I'm still flat out so haven't time to process the FITS images yet.