Comet Catalina in Pictures: Stargazer Views of Comet C/2013 US10

Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) was discovered on Oct. 31, 2013 by the Catalina Sky Survey. It reached perihelion on Nov. 15, 2015 and is currently visible…Read More » in telescope views from Earth. See photos of the comet from stargazers here. THIS IMAGE: Astrophotographer Chris Schur caught Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) on Nov 22, 2015, from his location in Payson, Arizona. He writes in an email message to “Here is one of the first shots of this comet post-perihelion taken in this country of the new Comet Catalina emerging from the bright glare of the morning twilight for the first time. I had set up the night before, and at 5:45 am this morning, dialed the position of the comet in with the (gulp) manual setting circles and put in an eyepiece and – it was BARELY visible. Fortunately the camera did a much better job and recorded not only the comet as a nice green head, but both a gas and dust tails as well. Within 5 minutes, it was all over, and by 5:50 it was too light out to even image it.”   Less «

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