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Dan Crowson
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Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS - Full Moon Blues
      #5882172 - 05/24/13 12:18 PM

While waiting for narrowband targets to become available, I just pointed at Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS and let it go for nearly four and a half hours last night.

Luminance 130x120s binned 2x2

Imaged from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) May 23rd, 2013 with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.

flickr Video

Collected with Maxim, calibrated, registered, normalized and saved to jpegs with CCDStack. Avi created using PhotoLapse3. Title added using Adobe PhotoShop (there must be a better way).

Dan


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Re: Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS - Full Moon Blues new [Re: Dan Crowson]
      #5882276 - 05/24/13 01:07 PM

Nice one!

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buckeyestargazer
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Re: Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS - Full Moon Blues new [Re: Dan Crowson]
      #5882495 - 05/24/13 02:58 PM

That's pretty cool Dan!

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Re: Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS - Full Moon Blues new [Re: buckeyestargazer]
      #5882986 - 05/24/13 07:35 PM

Nice Dan!! I didn't realize where you lived. I went to high school in Florissant. I still miss Steak and Shake, ate at one in Vegas last week, and watch redbirds about 4 times a week.

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broca
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Re: Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS - Full Moon Blues new [Re: vpcirc]
      #5883220 - 05/24/13 10:36 PM

Cool!

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Re: Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS - Full Moon Blues new [Re: broca]
      #5883237 - 05/24/13 10:49 PM

Very nice! --Keith

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Re: Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS - Full Moon Blues new [Re: kw6562]
      #5883260 - 05/24/13 11:14 PM

What a great video - amazing how fast it moves in under 5 hours.

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DarkStarAstro
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Re: Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS - Full Moon Blues new [Re: alpal]
      #5883451 - 05/25/13 03:27 AM

Nice catch!

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Lionel M
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Re: Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS - Full Moon Blues new [Re: DarkStarAstro]
      #5885286 - 05/26/13 09:51 AM

Nice video, you had a great idea

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katie
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Re: Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS - Full Moon Blues new [Re: Dan Crowson]
      #5885319 - 05/26/13 10:18 AM

That was enjoyable to watch.

Thank you for the work.

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Title added using Adobe PhotoShop (there must be a better way).





There is. If you have a video editor then that is one way (else you need to purchase it). The easiest way, free, is using the Microsoft MovieMaker. Add a title to your movie, change text colors, position, font, etc.


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Dan Crowson
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Re: Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS - Full Moon Blues new [Re: katie]
      #5886989 - 05/27/13 12:13 PM

Thanks for all of the nice comments. This one is really putting on a show. With any luck I'll get to see it again without the moon.

Dan


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