Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3)


Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3). Taken during the evening of 23 Feb 2009, started out with heavy cloud cover which decreased to bands of high wispy clouds at midnight which continued through the rest of the night.

Imaging Site: Little Blair Valley, Ca.

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Date: 23 Feb 2009

Scope and f/: Takahashi FSQ-106N @ f/5

Mount: Takahashi NJP

Guiding: STV Deluxe with E-finder

Camera: Canon 20Da in raw mode, ISO 1600.

Camera temperature: N/A

Camera binning: N/A

Number of images and exposure: 12 - 300 second images guided on the comet, 19 - 60 second images guided on the stars.

Filters: None.

Image Calibration: Dark and flat.

Planning, control, capture and processing with: AstroPlanner, Equinox, Nebulosity, and Photoshop. All processes done with a Mac.

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