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Animation: C/2013 X1 ( PanSTARRS ) & Helix Nebula, 


            Homer Wolfmeister

Animation: C/2013 X1 ( PanSTARRS ) & Helix Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 850x900

Date:June 4, 2016

Time: 04:00

Frames: 24

FPS: 0.00833

Focal length: 1000


C/2013 X1 ( PanSTARRS ) in the bottom left, and the Helix Nebula, faint, in the top right.

It was almost freezing that morning. I was waiting to start this capture until 03:00, when the comet got higher in the sky. It was only scheduled to rise after 01:25. What I was not expecting was a ton of minor tracking problems, and then the sunrise started to saturate the camera at only 04:30, so I got very few frames in. Next time I'm starting immediately after rise.

I really like how you can see this thing zipping along.

Each frame is 120 seconds.



Homer Wolfmeister
License: None (All rights reserved)


Animation: C/2013 X1 ( PanSTARRS ) & Helix Nebula, 


            Homer Wolfmeister

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