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Comet C/2002 C1

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Vic & Jen Winter photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on April 1
Copyright 2002 by Vic & Jen Winter (ICSTARS Ranch, Warrensburg, Missouri, USA)

This photograph is by Vic and Jen Winter on 2002 April 1.07. It is a 7-minute exposure with a 5-inch f/8 Refractor and Mamiya 645 camera with 800 asa color negative film.

Anthony Cook photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on April 2
Courtesy Griffith Observatory/Anthony Cook

This photograph is by Anthony J. Cook at Griffith Observatory, California, USA on 2002 April 2.15. It is a composite of a 10-minute exposure and a 3-minute exposure obtained with an Olympus 50mm lens at f 2.8 and Kodak Tri-X film. The ion tail can be traced to about 13 degrees and the dust tail about 5 degrees. M-31 is below and to the right of the comet's head, which is about to set behind the 8500 foot summit of Mt. Pinos. The photo was taken from Pyramid Lake in the Los Padres National Forest, California; about 80 miles north east of Los Angeles.

Alfredo Garcia, Jr. photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on April 2
Copyright 2002 by Alfredo Garcia, Jr. (Tucson, Arizona)

This photograph is by Alfredo Garcia, Jr. on 2002 April 2.46. It was obtained with a 10-inch f/6.3 LX200 at f/4 and ASA200 color film.

Michael Jäger photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on April 4
Copyright 2002 by Michael Jäger (Austria)

This photograph was obtained by Michael Jäger on 2002 April 4.80 as the comet was passing M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. It is a composite of two 4-minute exposures obtained with a Schmidt-Cassegrain 250/450 and Kodak Ektachrome 100 film.