Visit of a Comet: This 4 panel mosaic summarizes four stages in comet Lulin´s visit to the solar system and specially to earth. The changing of the appearance is remarkable as it comes close to opposition, i.e. the comet is in line with sun and earth, which took place on 25 February 2009.

As it looks now Lulin will leave the solar system to never return.



Object Visit of a Comet
Category Sun, Moon, Planets
Designation C/2007 N3 (Lulin) 10f2
Constellation Virgo, Leo
Optics TMB 130 f/6 with Field Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure See individual images
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding No
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color code LRGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 16+21+25 Feb 2009, 1 Mar 2009
 
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