Sunday, June 13, 2010

C/2009 R1 McNaught

This morning I attempted to image comet C/2009 R1 Mcnaught. The comet was extremely low in the northeast sky just prior to morning twilight - only 10 degrees above my light polluted horizon. The image below is a sum of 22, 60 second exposures through a Takahashi Epsilon 160 astrograph using my Canon 5D mark II.

The image below was made from 56, 45 second exposures using the same equipment as above - just prior to astronomical twilight with the comet between 15 and 19 degrees above the horizon.


susi Lawson said...

You do some beautiful work Dave!

Paul said...

Nice shots!

Dean said...

Nice pics Dave! You took shorter exposures than I did, so I've blown out the core - you preserved all the detail very nicely!