Monday, February 23, 2009

Comet Lulin, Take Two

A mate of mine and I found a nice alternative observing spot tonight which got us around the light dome from the nearby city. We were able to get a nice view of Comet Lulin, and as a result a better image of the comet. I was able to capture A tail but not both tails. Oh well.

Image Details:
  • William Optics 66mm Petzval mounted atop a Meade LX200 8" SCT with Milburn Wedge
  • Nikon D40
  • 19mins16secs Exposure @ ISO1600
  • 4 * 2min dark frames
  • 5 * flat frames
  • Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
  • Mild Processing in GIMP
  • Noise reduction in NeatImage
Click image below for full size image


Polaris B said...

Excellent! A keeper!

Phil said...

Thanks! I still see a bit of noise in the image so maybe I'm pushing the camera too hard. Still, a pleasing image for my first comet.