Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
Comet 168P/Hergenrother on Nov 3, 2012, 



    
        

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Comet 168P/Hergenrother on Nov 3, 2012
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Comet 168P/Hergenrother on Nov 3, 2012

Comet 168P/Hergenrother on Nov 3, 2012, 



    
        

            mikebrous
Comet 168P/Hergenrother on Nov 3, 2012
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Comet 168P/Hergenrother on Nov 3, 2012

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion USA Gray 9x50 Orion Achromatic Finder Scope

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: PHD guiding  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop  ·  Deep Sky Color PS Plugins  ·  GradientXterminator  ·  Iris  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  Neat Image  ·  Grekalova.com Astroplugins

Filters: Hutech IDAS-LPS-FF

Accessory: Celestron ultima barlow 2X  ·  Baader MPCC  ·  Bahtinov Focus Mask


Dates:Nov. 3, 2012

Frames: 8x180" (24') ISO1600

Integration: 24'

Darks: 30

Flats: 10

Bias: 40

Avg. Moon age: 18.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 81.59%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3413309

RA center: 23h39m45s

DEC center: +36°3346

Pixel scale: 1.318 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.352 degrees

Field radius: 0.366 degrees


Resolution: 1600x1200

Locations: Home - Maurice, Louisiana, Maurice, Louisiana, United States

Description

This is from Friday evening, Nov 2nd in CDT. It was taken while I had a guide camera down and was using a backup, so I didn't get much good data. A 2x barlow was added to the 50mm finder/guide scope to help, but it still wasn't up to the task with the DSI color guide camera. In fact, out of 17 sub-images, only 4 were really any good. I had to add 4 very marginal ones to the mix or otherwise the noise was too strong. I had to do some extra star-rounding to get it to look half-decent as a result.

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Comet 168P/Hergenrother on Nov 3, 2012, 



    
        

            mikebrous