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Comet 41P


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About this observation
Robert James Stuart
Time of observation
24/03/2017 - 22:11
Comet 41P Tuttle - Giacobini-Kreisler
Observing location
Rhayader Mid Wales
Celestron CN-8 f5 Newtonian
EQ6 Pro mount
Nikon D800
iso 640 60s x 20 hand stacked
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Last comet I photographed was (years ago) Hale-Bopp, but 41P was a lot smaller, fainter and faster moving, and harder to find. Motion between each of 20 frames (60s long) was quite obvious and when cycling through the sequence produced a nice moving video. The 20 images were manually stacked in Photoshop CC and processed exposure, contrast, vibrance,saturation and clarity.


Denis Buczynski's picture

Hi Robert,

Nice comet image, however I do not regognise the designation you have given for this object. P51 is not an official designation, can you clarlfy which conet this is.


Just noticed error thank you, it is Comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak. Hope this is better. 

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