Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cetus (Cet)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Wirtanen 46/P 10 december, 



    
        

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Wirtanen 46/P 10 december
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Wirtanen 46/P 10 december

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Wirtanen 46/P 10 december, 



    
        

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Wirtanen 46/P 10 december
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Wirtanen 46/P 10 december

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO
Imaging Cameras
Nikon DAW Modified D750
Mounts
EQ8
Accessories
Telescope Service 0.79 Reducer
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 · DeepSky Stacker 3.3.4
Guiding Cameras
ASI ZWO ASI 174MM Mono

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 10, 2018
Frames:
11x120" (22') ISO800 (gain: 0.00) 0°C bin 1x1
Integration:
22'
Darks:
30
Flats:
30
Avg. Moon age:
2.95 days
Avg. Moon phase:
9.50%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00
Mean SQM:
20.30
Temperature:
2.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3494248

RA center: 03h18m21s.1

DEC center: +02°2906

Pixel scale: 4.378 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 197.218 degrees

Field radius: 1.802 degrees

Resolution: 2464x1725

Locations: Meldert @Home, Hoegaarden, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium

Data source: Backyard

Description

My first attempt at tracking the comet itself against the stars, by using the comet option on PHD2 and CdC. It did not work at first, by using SkySafari I could see the CdC Declination speed was the wrong sign. After adjusting that it worked pretty good!

Stacked in DSS using the 'Maximum' option and then processed in PS Elements

Somehow these comet-tracked images make me dizzy

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Wirtanen 46/P 10 december, 



    
        

            Joostie