Comet Johnson Quickie in Strong Moonlight

Comet Johnson on Apr 8, 2017, 09:10 UT. 6×180 sec @ ISO 3200, IDAS-LPS, Canon T3, Televue TV-85 at F/5.6.

While waiting for another comet to rise high enough to start shooting, I took a few shots of Comet Johnson even though the moonlight was strong in that area and I wasn’t expecting to get much.  Surprisingly, the comet shows up with a slightly diminished tail, but the head and coma show well enough.

I did not spend much time on it and was not going to bother processing the data at first.    The colors and dim areas suffered, but not enough so that it couldn’t be fixed somewhat.    Lucky for me.   🙂

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