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Comet 2022 E3 from DAV over 3 degrees wide

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#1 maadscientist

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 06:04 PM

Comet 2022 E3 (ZTF) January 24, 2023 5:52am EST. Taken with my Askar 108 with reducer, focal length 420. It is now over 3 degrees wide. You wonder, why didn't I rotate the camera to get the comet in landscape to get even more of the tail. Well, I imaged 3 deep sky objects earlier, and when I did my flats at 2am they had some interference lines in them. I fell asleep knowing I could do the flats after the comet with a different light source. I had no idea the comet would span the entire short side of the chip!! So I was stuck, if I rotated the camera, the deep sky objects I did earlier would be a fail. So, had to go with the setup as it was. Haha, live and learn!

 

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 06:34 PM

Nice job! 

 

I gonna give it a try Sunday evening. 

 

What were your subexposure times?


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Posted 25 January 2023 - 07:12 PM

Nice job! 

 

I gonna give it a try Sunday evening. 

 

What were your subexposure times?

Thanks! 28 - 20 second subs. It was crazy transparent here which helped a lot with the faint tails at the ends.



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Posted 25 January 2023 - 09:35 PM

Amazing image
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Posted 26 January 2023 - 09:56 AM

Amazing image

Thanks!




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