Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova (March 4) and Comet 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak March 3

Latest images of Comet 45P (Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova) and 41P (Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak) from March 4. ASO Astrographic telescope, 45-sec. exposure. Note the incredibly defined core of 45P contrasting with the huge and dense inner coma of 41P,  nucleus of the comet 45P from this night; the magnitude (nuclear) was 17.2, with a total brightness of perhaps 13.5.

Prime focus, 45-second exposures, no post processing; image scale is identical for each field.

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