Comet Ikeya-Zhang (C/2002 C1)

April 7, 2002

Date: 2002-04-07 between 21:01 and 21:09

Location: Wiltshire England
Conditions: gusts up to 15mph, transparency=9, seeing=7
Optics: Astro Physics 155 EDF working at f/5.2 with AP x.75 focal reducer
Mount: AP 900 GTO on Portable Pier
Camera: SBIG ST-8E / CFW-8 controlled by MaximCCD
Guiding: No guiding - sequence of 8 exposures were manually aligned on the comet core
Exposure: Luminance: 8x 10 seconds. RGB: 4 each of 10:10:20 binned 2x

Processing: Images acquired, calibrated, and combined with MaximCCD/DL. Mild curves applied in PS.

Notes: The 'jagged' star trails are due to the manual alignment of the 8 separate images on the comet core - there was no guiding.





All text and images Copyright © 1997-2022 by Philip Perkins. All rights reserved.