Last night (03-27-2020 Friday) was clear for me.
A beautiful night! Albeit a bit cold. (Any time it gets 60° or cooler in California, it's "freezing".)
So I took advantage to grab some more images. My originals are saved as tif format, so I save them for the web as gif format for posting to Cloudy Nights.
If you compare them, you can see the comet is moving in relation to the stars in the field.
I hope to get more chances to image it's passage. I don't think I will be around the next time it comes around in 6,000ish years.
My filing system is to make a folder for a given night, then save to it as I grab images from the skies.
I list as, Object, Number of exposures, amount of time each exposure is, and the total time of the stack of images. (Time is in seconds (s) I usually try to ramp up my time, and collect the same number. But the 45s set got away from me around dinner.
I hope to make a video as things progress, if the skies will be friendly.
10 30s 300s
21 45s 945s
10 60s 600s
10 120s 1200s 1
10 120s 1200s 2
And I like to record my focusing star, Sirius, this night.
In the last 1200s image, one of my overhead wires was coming into my image.
So I took that time to do a meridian flip.
But things went arye and I could not relocate the comet again. Even after a total redo of alignment and hunting. It shown to be a perfect targeting in Stellarium, and my routine way of finding objects. But I gave up after midnight.
There will be another night...
Edited by SonnyE, 28 March 2020 - 07:42 PM.