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Comet 2008 J1 Poster featuring the photograph Comet 2008 J1 (boattini), May 2008 by John Sanford
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Comet 2008 J1 (boattini), May 2008 Poster


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Comet 2008 J1 (boattini), May 2008 poster by John Sanford.   Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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Artist's Description

Comet 2008 J1 (Boattini). The comet can be seen as the slightly blurred white dot, just left of centre. Comets leave a trail of debris behind them, seen as a coma or tail. This results from solar radiation breaking up part of the main nucleus (body) of the comet. The coma of comet Boattini can be seen as the blurry patch underneath it. Photographed in the UK on 5th May 2008, using a digital camera attachment on an amateur telescope (60 second exposure, at f4).

About John Sanford

John Sanford

Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library. Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.

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