Comet Tailing

A smear of light resulting from the inability of the camera's pickup to process bright objects, especially in darker settings.

Comet tailing is the name of a visual artifact: a smear of light resulting from the inability of the camera's pickup to process bright objects -- especially in darker settings. Object or camera in motion creates the appearance of a flying fireball.

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Comet Tailing
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  • Image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: some rights reserved — from flic.kr
Last modified on August 20, 2020, 1:01 am
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