the final color images of the comet for this date, Ive also included
the original luminance data at the bottom for comparison.
This set is the
luminance data for last night processed two different ways. The
comets tail is actually two tails, both exceedingly faint burried
in a very rich Cepheus milkyway starfield! To bring up the tail,
two methods are employed here. The color data was added to this
set from 6 mins of RGB on the same field.
First image is
stacked with average aligning on the comets nucleus. The stars
are so insanely prominent, the dust tail pointing to the upper
left and the gas tail pointing to the lower left is difficult
The bottom image
is combined with Median stack, and greatly reduces the number
of stars to faint indistinct streaks. Now you can clearly see
both tails. Normally I dont show my median stacks because they
look a bit unsettling to me, but use them to sum in the comets
L data onto a star field that is stationary.