Happy Thanksgiving and here is a real "turkey" (of an image).
Only eight minutes of total integration time and shot just about at astronomical dawn. Taken using an OPT 6" Newtonian with a Baader MPCC coma corrector and an uncooled QHY5III-178C camera. Image capture using SharpCap Pro. Image processing with PixInsight and Photoshop 2021.
The comet was at an altitude of 51 degrees in the eastern sky with the waning gibbous moon about 40 minutes past the meridian (comet and moon were separated by about 50 degrees). Plus, my typical Bortle 7 skies and very poor seeing. Shot just as a "why not" after a session on the moon.
The background stars range from magnitude 11 to 14, with the double star Scheiner 533 (WDS 12479+3208) to the left of the comet (this double has two nearly equal magnitude -- 11.1 and 11.8 -- stars separated by 23 arc seconds). The total width of the field is just under one half degree. So, the comet appears to be about six arc minutes in length (coma and tail).
Thanks for looking and C&C welcomed.
Edited by james7ca, 25 November 2021 - 03:47 PM.