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The Christmas Comet, 





    
        

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The Christmas Comet

Technical card

Resolution: 4686x3258

Dates:Dec. 17, 2018

Frames:Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D1: 85x60" ISO200

Integration: 1.4 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~12

Bias: ~12

Avg. Moon age: 9.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 69.46%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Locations: Backyard, Dacula, GA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I had a bit of trouble with this one as far the stacking goes in DSS. I tried the 3rd option where it stacks the stars then the comet so everything was nice and neat, but that failed miserably. So I stacked it with option 1, and then with option 2. Then layered them both in GIMP. Then used the Carboni horizontal debanding action to get rid of the streaks from option 2.

Anyway, here it is through the ED80. I couldn't see it standing in the backyard, but I'm not sure if that was because the moon was so near to it. We need another Hale-Bopp like we had in 1997. God speed Heaven's Gate!

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