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C 2022 E3 ZTF - First Comet!

C 2022 E3 ZTF - First Comet!

First comet I've ever tried. Very tough to process and the full moon and Bortle 9 didn't help! Still happy I got to capture this once in a lifetime event. Clear Skies and thanks for looking!

Imaging telescope / lens

TS Optics Apochromatic 61/274 mm 61EDPH
Imaging camera

ZWO Optical 533 MC Pro (CMOS)
Equatorial Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescope / lens
ZWO Optical Refractor 30mm/120 mm ZWO 30F4 Miniscope

Guiding camera
ZWO Optical ZWO ASI120 Mini (CMOS)

Baader Planetarium Light pollution Moon and Skyglow Neodymium 2.00"

Processed with
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
DSS (DeepSkyStacker)
DeNoise (Topaz Labs) 3.7

Lights (filter Light pollution)120 x 60 sec
Darks25 x 60 sec
Flats35 x 0.5 sec
Dark Flats25 x 0.5 sec
Total lights integration time 2:00 hours

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