Comet Pan-STARRS and Its Anti-Tail
May 14, 2013
|Related Images||Comet Pan-STARRS and the Crescent Moon on March 12, 2013|
|Optics||Takahashi FSQ-106ED X-III at f/5.0|
|Mount||Astro-Physics Mach1-GTO German Equatorial Go-To Mount|
|Camera||FLI MicroLine KAI-11002-C at -25°C|
|Exposure||10 minutes (1 x 10 minutes)|
|Calibration||0 darks | 0 flats | 0 bias|
|Accessories||Autoguided with SBIG ST-i and Astrodon MMOAG|
|Location||CaliforniaStars Observatory in Landers, California|
|Date||May 14, 2012 (4:20AM local time)|
Processing: FITS converted to TIF in FITS Liberator. Levels, curves, Noise Ninja NR, RC-Astro GradientXTerminator, resize, and convert to JPG in Photoshop CS6.
This is a single 10-minute exposure taken from the CaliforniaStars Observatory in Landers, California. If you look very closely at the larger image, you can pick out several tiny galaxies of magnitude ~15 to ~17 (PGC 70668, 2773857, 71003, 2775185, and 2774976).
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