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Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 73P (B) DSI Color

Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 73P (B) DSI Color, LX90@f3.3 in Polar mode.

Equipment: Meade 8" LX90 SCT, DSI Color camera, Meade f/3.3 focal reducer, Outback Cooler at 15°C, Meade I/R cut filter, wedge and LX90 adaptor.

Settings: 32 x 7.4sec, saved as Fits files using Envisage, save all uncombined, quality=90, offset=50.

Processing: Exposures aligned and color merged in AS-IP, LRGB processing in Photoshop CS.

Taken under a glaring moon and an ambient temperature of 85°F...

Note that an F3 tornado was on the ground about 50 miles to the north-east shortly before these images were taken!

Location: Watauga, Texas
May 10, 2006

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Photo Comments

jgraham wrote:
Very nice, this is the best DSI-C image of the comet I've seen.

11:00 PM on May 11, 2006

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