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Stéphane Picard
Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada
08:30 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon T1i outfitted with 250 mm lens. Camera piggybacked on top of Celestron 6SE for tracking and guiding. Camera settings F5.6 ISO 3200. 100 frames at 6 seconds each of exposure.

Post-processing Details:

Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker with 20 darks and 20 flats. Processed in Photoshop and LightRoom.

Image Details:

Been eagerly awaiting the weather to cooperate to image Comet 2022 E3 ZTF. it now is getting brighter. In this shot, the lower left prominent star is Kochab which is the NE corner of the little dipper's pot. Conditions were a clear skies with no wind and temperatures hovering around -5 Celsius. Moon is almost 7 days old and about 43% illuminated in the WNW direction. Almost opposite to the direction of Ursa Minor (little dipper).