Comet Kohoutek

Comet Kohoutek

. A modern photograph of a cometís flowing tail. It was taken on 12 January 1974 with the 1.2-meter (48-inch) Schmidt telescope of the Hale Observatories with a 3-minute exposure in blue light. (Courtesy of the Hale Observatories.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University