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Offline petevasey

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Another Comet with M35
« on: 20:45:03, 15 September, 2018 »
After a run of very poor nights both at home and at Kelling, last night gave me a few hours of good clear sky in the early hours.  So as I knew Giacobini-Zinner was approaching M35, decided to have a go.  It was actually going to pass right across M35, but in mid morning - I wonder if anyone elsewhere in the world captured the passage.   I started imaging around 1:30 local time, but the target was very low at only 18 degrees altitude.  Also in the East which is my worst light pollution area, looking towards Newcastle upon Tyne.  So I waited, and eventually was satisfied with 10 frames around 4 am when the comet was at 40 degrees altitude, at which point the clouds arrived.

So here is the result.  Canon 700D on TS65 quad.  10 frames at 3 minutes and ISO1600.  Processed using a combination of Deep Sky Stacker, MaximDL and Photoshop.  With poor weather again forecast for the next week then a full Moon, probably no more imaging for a few weeks, and I daresay UKAI will have closed by then.  So I expect this is my swansong.  The small very old cluster to the lower right of M35 is of course NGC 2158, with IC2157 further to the right.

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Re: Another Comet with M35
« Reply #1 on: 21:21:15, 15 September, 2018 »
Nicely captured CS Jim
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Re: Another Comet with M35
« Reply #2 on: 16:33:01, 16 September, 2018 »
That's nice Pete.

All the best - thanks for your responses to my posts.

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Re: Another Comet with M35
« Reply #3 on: 22:02:33, 18 September, 2018 »
Nice indeed....

I managed a quick glimpse @ Kelling in the early hrs of Sunday....  and a few pics making a short animation... but yours is framed much better!

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Re: Another Comet with M35
« Reply #4 on: 23:05:40, 19 September, 2018 »
Good one
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