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Memorable Comets

<Comet Ikeya-Seki>

The comet passed perihelion on October 21 and was visible in the pre-dawn skies all over Japan. In early November it was at its grandest with a 40-degree-long narrow tail streaming from the first-magnitude core. This photo was taken by Mr. Mitsuru Ebina as it was seen from the "hot spring" town of Emukae in Nagasaki Prefecture.

[Comet Ikeya-Seki]
Comet Ikeya-Seki
5 am November 5, 1965
50mm lens without tracking

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