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Average of 18 x 2 minute exposures taken at around 7.30-8 pm BST on Oct 24th, tracked on the comet itself. 114mm refractor, SXV-H9.
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A lovely image with amazing detail in the tail.Ive not seen Swan since it became a unaided eye object I last saw it on the evening of the 23rd but it must of been close to it then.Well done again.
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Fantastic image, Keith and great tracking on a fast-moving comet. Brilliant imaging skills.
Orion Optics DX250
Starlight Xpress SXV H9C ccd camera
Skysensor 2000 for tracking and GOTO
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Great image that the detail in the Tail is amazing
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Thanks chaps. I was amazed at just how bright the comet was when I went looking for it. Given the recent weather I guess we have been lucky to see it at all. I was expecting a 6th magnitude blur and not much of a tail, but was delighted to see a blue snowball at around 4th magnitude with a distinct hint of tail, even though my finder. A quick check on the SPA chat forum confirmed that I wasn't goind mad, and that Swan had indeed spread its wings in terms of brightness.
Even though I had a clear view of the comet in the star field through my finder, that didn't stop me getting this image upside down and back to front...