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Eliot Herman
Tucson AZ
05:00 am

Equipment Details:

Vixen VSD astrograph and Nikon Z7II camera

Post-processing Details:

Stack of images (23 x 5 sec) with AstropixelProcessor and Photoshop

Image Details:

Comet 2023 P1 Nishimura cleared the foothills in Tucson just before 5 am as the sky was growing brighter by the second. This image was a capture of as much as possible before the predawn blotted out the details and colors. The comet is a little brighter than 5.0 and an easy spot now. In a small telescope like this 100 mm Vixen astrograph the comet is an amazing object with that tail.