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Eliot Herman
Utah Desert Observatory
10:55 pm

Equipment Details:

iTelescope T02

Post-processing Details:

Astropixel Processor and Photoshop

Image Details:

Comet 2023 E1 (Atlas) a dusty Halley-family comet is at about peak brightness from the Earth perspective. Although only mag 9.2 it is a nice telescopic object against the star background as shown left which is 10 x 90 sec stacked on stars. In much longer exposures shown right 33x90 sec stacked on the comet nucleus a faint ion tail is visible with the stars as streaks due to tracking the comet nucleus.