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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Approaching Comet Lulin

Comet Lulin is with a tail and an anti-tail on January 19, 2009, when Michael Jaeger photographed this image from Austria, using an 8-inch f/2.8 astrographic camera for exposures through LRGB filters totaling 10 minutes.Comet Lulin on February 2nd 2009, at magnitude 6.5 with tail and anti-tail. See the difference between two images.

Various tail images from the Comet Lulin.
Comet Lulin was discovered in 2007 by a Strait-bridging team of astronomers from Taiwan and China. Lulin is swinging around the sun and approaching Earth. Astronomer Karzaman Ahmad had this picture taken 7th Jan. 2009 from the Langkawi National Observatory in Malaysia