Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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

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

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
GSO Newton 8" f/4
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3
Mounts
Orion Atlas EQ-G
Filters
Hutech IDAS-LPS-FF
Accessories
Celestron ultima barlow 2X · Baader MPCC · Bahtinov Focus Mask
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
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion USA Gray 9x50 Orion Achromatic Finder Scope
Guiding Cameras
Meade DSI

Acquisition details

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.4

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