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Eliot Herman
Tucson AZ
07:00 pm

Equipment Details:

Vixen VSD astrograph and a Nikon Z7II camera

Post-processing Details:

Astropixel Processor stack of 9 x 10 sec @ iso 1000 and Photoshop

Image Details:

One of those nights. Comet 2022 E3 ZTF was in close conjunction with Capella one of the brightest stars. It was nicely clear all day and even though it was a full Moon the prospects still looked good for photography. As darkness fell the clouds appeared and quickly blotted out the sky, this was not the weather prediction! Watching the sky a small hole in the clouds was present for about 120 sec. I took my shot, and this is the best 90 sec of that time. It was the only window available to capture the event.