Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Boötes (Boo)  ·  Contains:  The star Arcturus (αBoo)
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Looking at a brighter light - Catalina gazes at Arcturus, 



    
        

            Tony Cook
Looking at a brighter light - Catalina gazes at Arcturus
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Looking at a brighter light - Catalina gazes at Arcturus, 



    
        

            Tony Cook
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Looking at a brighter light - Catalina gazes at Arcturus

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Televue TV-85

Imaging cameras: canon 450D

Mounts: 10 Micron 1000 HPS

Focal reducers: TeleVue TRF-2008 0.8x


Dates:Jan. 1, 2016

Frames: 58x180" (2h 54') ISO800

Integration: 2h 54'

Darks: 16

Flats: 25

Flat darks: 25

Avg. Moon age: 21.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.89%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3461642

RA center: 14h14m20s.2

DEC center: +18°5237

Pixel scale: 2.252 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.189 degrees

Field radius: 1.498 degrees


Resolution: 3987x2654

Locations: Dark Sky Site, Kirby Malzeard, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Data source: Traveller

Description

Taken under a close final quarter moon with high cirrus clouds interfering and creating a fascinating coronae around very bright Arcturus

The image of Arcturus has been made using the full stack of 58 frames. The comet on the other hand was isolated from the only 9 clear sky frames acquired right at the end of the session. For this reason the comet is noisier than I would have liked .

Other images of C/2013 US10

29th December 2015

1st January 2016

9th January 2016

15th January 2016

31st January 2016

28th February 2016

30th March 2016

3D Stereo (relaxed eyes) 15th January 2016

3D Stereo (crossed eyes) 15th January 2016

Evolution sequence

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Looking at a brighter light - Catalina gazes at Arcturus, 



    
        

            Tony Cook

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