Comet Neat (C/2001 Q4)

May 15, 2004


Date: 2004-05-15 between 21:20 and 21:40 UT

Conditions: calm, transparency=8, seeing=8
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. LRGB processing in PS.

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





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