Comet Garradd

Comet Garradd

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It was over three months ago that I last saw and imaged Comet Garradd. A particularly cloudy and wet monsoon season has finally given way to clearer skies and I attempted to once more capture the comet and its tail which has grown longer. The comet is now in the glow of the western sky at sundown, and from my location, towards bright city lights. A pair of 10x50 binoculars failed to make visual recovery successful and the light pollution has made processing the comet image especially difficult. Here is a single ten minute exposure through a 3 inch scope with a 68”x102” arc second field of view.



Date Imaged       :

October 25, 2011

Lens       :

Borg 77ED f/5.5

Camera       :

ST10xme

Exposure       :

1 x 10 minutes

Filter       :

Red

Mount       :

AP600

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio