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Saturday, February 21

4am comet

Like Robin I struggled out of my bed at 3am in the hope of snapping Comet Lulin.

Alas the clear skies tunrned cloudy for about an hour and then fortunately cleared again just before I decided to give up!


30 exposures of 90 seconds each
William Optics 80mm ; Canon EOS
Images aligned on stars


Same source images as above but aligned on comet nucleus
to show its movement against the stars

Lulin is travelling really fast at about 4 degrees per day, very noticeable in the space of a short of observing session. Have a look as soon as you can before it begins to fade as it speeds away from the sun.

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