Comet LINEAR A2

This photo was taken on July 6, 2001, at 3:52 am CDT by  David Renneke using an ST-6 CCD camera attached to the C-14 telescope located in the observatory at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.  The size of the image is 11 x 7 arcminutes.  The sky was clear with low humidity and the temperature was about 60oF.  The comet was easy to see with the 30 mm eyepiece and with binoculars.  RA 23 h 40 min, Dec 4o19', Altitude 46o, Azimuth 140o.

Here is the photo gallery maintained by Spaceweather.com.  On May 18, 2001, Gordon Garradd took a composite AP-7 CCD picture.