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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:00 pm

Equipment Details:

ZWO ASI533MC Pro with Optolong L-eNhance filter, Celestron Omni XLT150 Newtonian telescope with 50mm guidescope/ASI290MM guide camera, SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro mount,

Post-processing Details:

10 5-minute guided subs plus calibration frames were stacked with DeepSkyStacker. Post-processing with Photoshop and MS Photo.

Image Details:

Last night I was able to capture this image of Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, which recently increased dramatically in brightness as a result of an eruption that produced a debris cloud. The shape of the comet due to the debris cloud is reminiscent of the "Millennium Falcon" of Star Wars fame. At this time the comet is still well beyond the orbit of Mars and is headed for its closest encounter with the Sun next year.