Comet Christensen C/2006 W3

Posted by jm-astro
on Friday, August 28, 2009

Coment Christensen on the night of Aug. 19th, 2009 between 9:25-11:30PM MST.  A series of 90 second exposures, aligned both on the comet (lower photo) and the background stars (upper photo), for a total of 1 hour 26 minutes of exposures.

10" F/4 Schmidt Newtonian (Meade) on Losmandy G-11 Mount.  Astro (Canon) 400D cooled DSLR.  Note the reddening of the background stars in the upper photo where the dust tail passes.

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