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Joel Weatherly
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
02/12/2019
09:07 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon 60D with a Sigma 18-35mm ƒ/1.8 set to ISO 1600 and 5.0s for the wide shot, and a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 [APO] DG Macro set to ISO 4000 and 5.0s for the zoomed insert all mounted on an iOptron SkyTracker Pro

Post-processing Details:

Some cropping and adjustments to brightness, contrast and colours using Affinity Photo then assembled using photoshop.

Image Details:

I caught a glimpse of comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) on the evening of February 12 not long after its closest pass by earth at some 45 million km away. It was a bit chilly out (-32°C), and my camera was struggling with the cold. I took the images just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.