Comet C/2012 S1 ISON, May 2 & 3, 2013

Posted by billdwood
on Sunday, May 05, 2013

Comet ISON was imaged the evenings of May 2nd and May 3rd, 2013 from Snowflake, AZ, by Bill Wood.  At magnitude 14.8, ISON was captured using a Canon EOS T3 DSLR set at ISO 6400 and 30 second exposure.  The DSLR was at prime focus on a small Orion ED80 f/7.5 APO refractor with tracking on an Orion Atlas GEM.  Maxim DL was used to combine each evening's 20 frames.  SkyTools 3 made capturing this unseen object possible by generating essential finder charts.

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