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Comet Atlas C/2019-Y4 on March 21st

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#1 thebutcher

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 11:02 PM

Hey all,

 

This was my first attempt at imaging a comet. I didn't think it would be so hard, but I was wrong. I used SGPro and then went off to DSS and used the first 2 options. Stacked the Stars as they were, then isolated the comet. Then off to Photoshop. It took me a couple of days to figure out how to get rid of the star trails but eventually I found that "Dust and Scratches" under noise helped a lot and then Ihad to neutralize the isolated comet. I then Took both images of the stars and comet and put them together in Screen Mode for the layers and came up with the below image. 

 

And right now as we speak I am hoping the skies clear up to get another crack at it.  I plan on doing a bunch of different nights and come up with something neat at the end so you can see the different stages as it approaches and waiting for a tail. Anyway Thanks for Looking :)

 

Equipment Used

Astro-Tech RC 8" with APTccd67 (.69x) F5.6
ZWO 1600mm Pro
Astronomik Deep SKy RGB
ZWO EFW 8 pos
Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro
Orion Mini Guider 50mm with Regular ZWO 290mm

 

R 20 x 85sec 150 Gain
G 20 x 40 sec 150 Gain
B 20 x 40 sec 150 Gain
Flats & Darks  75 each

 

Click Here to see the Full Zoomable image

 

c-2019-Atlas-astronebula-scaled.jpg

 

 


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#2 DSOs4Me

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 11:15 PM

I like it - Very Nice waytogo.gif



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Posted 25 March 2020 - 11:31 PM

Thanks for showing. Nice colored comet.



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Posted 25 March 2020 - 11:59 PM

wow!



#5 thebutcher

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 12:15 AM

Thanks Guys :) 



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 05:17 PM

Nice. Thanks for sharing.




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