|Field of View:||27o x 18o||Camera:||Nikon D200||Filter:||none|
|Optics:||f=50mm, 1/1.4||Place:||Tübingen, Germany||Observer:||Till Credner|
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The comet was easily visible to the naked eye with about 2nd or 3rd magnitude. However, it did not show a prominent tail, but looked quite diffuse in comparison to the surrounding stars. On October 24th some kind of explosion, the reason is still under debate, has driven an incredible outburst in brightness. As a result an expanding dust shell and a gas coma, glowing greenish-blue from the light of neutral CN and C2 gas were visible.