600mm Ikeya-Zhang 


Date:             March 11 2002

Location:       Empire Mountain Star Party   

Equipment:   4" f6 refractor on G11 

Conditions:    Very dark sky, very dry

Film:              Kodak LE 400     

Exposure:      digital stack of two 15 minute exposures.

Comments:    The zodiacial light lessened the contrast of the sky to the comet.  Sigh! I wish I had this problem in Michigan!  Note the discontinuity in the tail.