Comet Pojmansky

Bright Comet in Capricorn

Uploaded 2/27/06

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Now beaming softly at 5th magnitude in the extreme morning sky, this comet was scarcely 10 degrees up against a brightening sunrise twilight when this shot was taken. This 3 degree field shows the comets tail to be of the blue ion type, radiating away from the sun. The head is a stunning cyan color, with no dust component visible.

The 10d has the perfect color response for comets. While this image had a very difficult signal to noise issue with the brightening twilight, it did well and noise was controllable to usable levels.

Instrument: Stellarvue SV80S Refractor Platform: Televue GEM Camera: Canon 10D @ ISO800 Exposure: 3m Filters: Standard IR Block Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 5/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 30F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS, Maxim DL, PixInsight, Pixmantec HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral