Date Taken: 11/03/2013 Photographer:
Doug Hubbell Location: Palomar Mountain
Orion EON 120mm f/7.5 ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Orion Starshoot Pro Exposure: 20 Five Minute Exposures Notes: Here's my stab at comet Lovejoy. Interesting part about this image is the comet was moving from the lower right towards the upper left in a diagonal pattern. However, the tail of the comet has a horizontal tail! You'd think the tail would follow the path the comet was moving. I was having a problem processing this image, as you can see there are star trails moving in the direction the comet was headed.
This is about 20 five minute exposures using SSPRO CCD camera. If I had to do it over again, I'd probably use less exposure time. Lovejoy was MUCH brighter than I expected!
Orion 80mm F/11.4 Guide Scope
Orion EON120 Telescope
Orion Dew Zapper System (A must have! There was so much DEW! Crummy conditions)
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