Comet 41P inside the Bowl of the Big Dipper Uploaded 3/24/17
 Seldom does a bright comet (Mv=9) pass right through the bowl of the Big Dipper in Ursa Major. After a close pass to the Owl nebula a few days before, the comet went on through and continues to inspire with its huge teal colored coma and sharp central condensation. This shot is with the Canon Xti mounted on the back of the 10 inch with a sigma lens set for 50mm to capture the proper framing of the bowl stars and one handle star. The orientation of this shot is the standard N-S on the frames edges.

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Instrument: Sigma 118-200 f/3.5 f lens Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 piggy back on 10" Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800 Exposure: 1h 45m Filters: None Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 35F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Maxim DSLR