Comet Pan-STARRS – Parting Shots

Comet Pan-STARRS on April 20, 2013.  StarFreeze - 70x60 sec @ ISO 1600, Televue TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modifed Canon T3.
Comet Pan-STARRS on April 20, 2013. StarFreeze – 70×60 sec @ ISO 1600, Televue TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.
Comet Pan-STARRS on April 20, 2013.  StarStreak version - 70x60 sec @ ISO 1600, Televue TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modifed Canon T3.
Comet Pan-STARRS on April 20, 2013. StarStreak version – 70×60 sec @ ISO 1600, Televue TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.

August 20th was probably the last time I was able to shoot Comet Panstarrs before it fades below 7th magnitude.   I took all my gear to a spot where the comet was not blocked by trees, like at home.  Unfortunately, the LP was bad and transparency was not up to par for this night.  I had to shoot with only 1 minute sub-images to get around that.   I was also shooting right into a huge light dome from Lafayette, LA to my northeast.    I thought I would have had better conditions, but unfortunately they were marginal, at best.

 

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