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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

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.

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