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NGCHunter
2013-Oct-30, 08:23 PM
I visited a friend's observatory this weekend; he was kind enough to let me use his excellent telescopes, so I spent Sunday morning capturing comet ISON.

Luminance: 1 hour of 60 second exposures with a 20" Meade RCX400 Max Mount and STL-1001e camera
Color: 1 hour of 5 minute exposures with a Televue NP101is and ST-4000XCM

The images were stacked while aligning on the stars and then stacked again while aligning on the comet. The resulting stacks were then overlaid on top of each other and composited such that both the comet and the background stars and galaxies could be seen clearly.

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NoisyAstronomer
2013-Oct-31, 05:16 PM
Lovely! Thanks for sharing. I'm so excited about seeing this comet.

LookingSkyward
2013-Nov-01, 09:54 AM
Beauty! Thanks so much for sharing!

NoisyAstronomer
2013-Nov-02, 07:23 PM
There seem to be a bunch of Comet ISON photography contests going around. You should consider submitting! Here's one sponsored by the NSF: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/cometchallenge/


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HUb'
2013-Nov-03, 07:46 PM
11-13 http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=129272&org=NSF&from=news
20131103 ? 04@1:14psT | 11/11 ?17:23?
http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php/topic,32982.msg1309626.html#msg1309626

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edited by HUb'; 2013-Nov-04 at 09:14 AM. Reason: Time, Standard
7:57 edit to adjust to {edited by HUb'; 2013-Nov-13 at 04:26 PM. Reason: Time,3,13
20131124 3:45am pSt | tchallenge (http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/cometchallenge/) | to slow 4 me today 3:52 +8 =11?

NGCHunter
2013-Nov-04, 02:36 PM
There seem to be a bunch of Comet ISON photography contests going around. You should consider submitting! Here's one sponsored by the NSF: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/cometchallenge/

Thanks! Great minds think alike, I had just submitted it for that very contest. I'm sure the competition will be stiff with plenty of great entries; when I was at the Chiefland star party this past weekend it seemed like everyone had a picture of "the comet." It seemed like comet Lovejoy was brighter than ISON though, at least in surface brightness.