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#1 Stardust Dave

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:34 AM

Had not seen a lot about this bright well placed Comet on the forum . 

 

Had observed last week from home with 13" and from a better location tonight /this am with 20"scope.

easy to star hop to , bright diffuse - broad coma -non stellar

 

Moved rapidly among the backdrop of stars over the night /am.  could not get any impression of the tail direction.


Edited by Stardust Dave, 11 October 2018 - 04:36 AM.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:56 AM

FWIW, here's an image I took in unfiltered light on Sept 15th. This is cropped to approx 9x9', 12" f/5 (at f/4) Newtonian, ASI1600MM, ~40 mins of 10 second exposures. Huge gamma to show the vague tail and nucleus. And (EDIT) in false colour!! Shows tail better.

 

North up. I think. If not then south up, but I think its north.

 

SG-unf-2_lflat_cropgamma.jpg SG-unf-2_lflat_cropgammaFC.jpg


Edited by happylimpet, 11 October 2018 - 09:03 AM.

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