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When Comets Pass in the Night

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Observer
Simon Edwins
Time of observation
08/09/2019 - 02:20
Object
29x 60s exposures (binned 2x2)
Equipment
8” F4.5 Orion Optics CT8 reflector
ATIK 460EX Mono Camera
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This is a luminance only image of the comets C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) and 260P/McNaught. Simon collected 29 x 60 seconds exposures (binned 2 x 2) using an Atik 460EX at prime focus on an 8” f/4.5 Orion Optics CT8 reflector. Exposures were collected on 8th September 2019 between 02.01 and 02.49 from his home in Bedfordshire, England. Simon comments that to be able to fit two relatively bright comets into the small field of view of his equipment is a rare opportunity indeed. 

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