C/2012 K5 (Linear)

Contains: Comet

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Celestron Edge HD 14

Imaging camera: Apogee U16M

Mount: CGE Pro

Guiding telescope or lens: Celestron Onyx 80EDF

Guiding camera: Lumenera SKYNYX 2-0

Software: photoshopMaxim DLBliss MetaGuideAndre Paquette Custom

Filter: Baader LRGB 2" square

Resolution: 3500x3500

Dates: Jan. 2, 2013

Frames: 4x300"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 81.04%

Locations: Barred Owl Observatory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


C/2012 K5 (Linear) is a fast-moving comet around 9th magnitude (total brightness).

This image was taken with Celestron Edge HD 14" and Apogee U16M with 4x 5minute exposures. Guiding was performed with an 80mm guide scope using MetaGuide and FlexRX to shift the stars at the expected rate of the comet as well as compensate for flexure between the imaging scope and the guide scope.






C/2012 K5 (Linear), apaquette