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    Default Comet Catalina 12-31-15



    Spent the morning from 3:30 till almost 7 a.m. and managed to image 12 keepers after it cleared some trees. Not as large a comet in my 560mm SV80ED as Lovejoy from the beginning of the year but still a thrill to capture.The moon washed it out some. I wish they would come around like this more often. Like this comet the year really flew by. Gonna give it a go again in the morning. I really needed more frames but a pesky tree is blocking the view for half and hour. I should also have added some bias frames to this but was in a hurry so it is what it is. Let me know what you think and Best of New Years to everyone!
    Comet Catalina New Year's Eve 2015 (1 of 1).jpg

    12-300 second lights @ ISO 800 15 darks. One set stacked on just the comet head and one set on the stars using sigma kappa method. The 2 tiffs where then blended in PS and tweeked in LR.
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    Default Re: Comet Catalina 12-31-15

    Man, that's gorgeous so far Chris! I really enjoyed your Lovejoy images, and your are doing this one justice as well!
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    Wonderful image of the comet. I'm looking for an opportunity myself to go after it.
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    Default Re: Comet Catalina 12-31-15

    I really like the colour you have captured.
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    Wow!! Very nice I wish I could get as good of a capture as that. Well done.

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    Very nice picture, Colin

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    Amazing image a wall hanger for sure.
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    Really nice capture!
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    Default Re: Comet Catalina 12-31-15

    Very cool shot! How did your track it's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Rider View Post
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    I was fortunate enough to have a recent HC controller update that included Catalina so slewing to it was a piece of cake. After that on this particular one I could not track on the head of the comet so I auto-guided on a nearby star using PHD2. This is 300 seconds at ISO 800 stacked 6 times which for me is pretty much the limit with my 560mm fl I used. In retrospect I'd shorten it up by a minute I think. This comet is traveling faster than any I've imaged before. A real zipper! I have about 6-7 frames to stack on a re-process that's coming soon using flats and bias frames like I should have in the first place. I'm also going to image the star field all by itself in the morning with no comet and then blend those together. New and improved comet Catalina coming soon.
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