Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT)

Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT)


I guided on the comet's nucleus during this 20 minute exposure. During that time, it drifted slightly relative to the background stars, hence the slight elongation of the stars.

Date: May 16, 2004
Exposure: 20 minutes
200 mm f/4 lens @ f/5.6 piggybacked on LX200
Guiding: SBIG STV (guided on comet)
Camera: Olympus OM-1
Film: Kodak Supra 400 (non-starburst)
Scanned: Hewlett Packard S20
Processing: Adjusted curves and levels in Adobe Photoshop 6, noise reduction with SGBNR
Ambient conditions: 48 F, 95% R.H.

 

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