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C/2013 US10 Catalina (with faint 3rd tail), 



    
        

            Mike Oates

C/2013 US10 Catalina (with faint 3rd tail)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8

Filters: Blue

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser  ·  Starlight-XPress Filter Wheel


Date: Jan. 16, 2016

Time: 04:14

Focal length: 530


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3909038


Resolution: 847x752

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

Two processed image here, one integrated with rejection (PixInsight) to show just the comet. The other with no rejection which shows the comet and trailed stars.

45 subs of 60s each, all registered on the comet.

There is what appears to be a faint third tail between the main dust and gas tails.

I used the PHD2 Comet Tracking tool by training the tracking before the exposure run. This makes it so easy to then take subs with the mount effectively guiding on the comet.

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C/2013 US10 Catalina (with faint 3rd tail), 



    
        

            Mike Oates