Comet 41P on Feb 23, 2017

Comet 41P on Feb 23, 2017, 03:34 UT. 3×360 and 24×120 sec @ ISO 1600, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD. Star Freeze version.
Comet 41P on Feb 23, 2017, 03:34 UT. 3×360 and 24×120 sec @ ISO 1600, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD. Star Streaks version (3×360 subs as a base, Comet only from 24×120 subs.)

A different comet is out and about now.  Periodic comet 41P is coming back around and is conveniently placed in Leo and so is up most of the night.    I shot it from a darker sky location and it turned out OK, I guess.   It was a little dimmer than I expected.

I was pressed for time this session, so I went with 2 minute ISO 1600 exposures to match the darks I had already taken for another object.   It really needed a little longer exposure and more ISO.    Next time, I’ll hit it with 3 minutes and ISO 3200, which I hope will be in two days after this was posted.

Comet 41P, Feb 23, 2017, 03:34 UT. Star Streaks version with just the 24×120 sec ISO 1600 sub-images.

They say this comet will get better during March, so I’ll probably be shooting it again soon.

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