comet-45P-Brian Ottum-2-7-2017-Animas-NM

3 x 5 minute exposures
Canon 5DmkIII
10″ f/5 Newtonian
Paramount MX mount
Remotely controlled from a Michigan basement
Post-processing Details
3 Raw’s dark/flat/bias calibrated with ImagesPlus. Aligned on the nucleus with ImagesPlus, simple average stacking. Photoshop curves to increase contrast and boost color saturation.
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I’ve been taking shots of 45P for 2 months. Waited excitedly for it to emerge from the sun’s glow. Unfortunately, it seems to be fading. No naked eye comet here. But maybe we will see a tail once it passes by Earth and heads out towards Jupiter.

February 8, 2017

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