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Comet Machholz (C2004 Q2)

12-17-04
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Four frames approx. half hour apart starting at 21:30 EST

The scope was moved twice while taking these photos which is why the image bounces around a bit.

Recorded with the widefield scope using the GMV-EX6K / MINTRON 12V1E-EX CAMERA and a motorized 15 to 180 mm Burle lens set at 180 mm. This lens is very similar to the Fujinon 16-160 mm zoom lens but has just a bit more range on both ends of the zoom.

Left photo, lens at 15 mm and camera at 1x. Right photo, lens at 180 mm and camera in 2X zoom mode.


02-10-05
First partially clear day here in about a MONTH! - See WEATHER SUCKS!
DX-8263SL color camera and 15 to 180 mm Burle lens which doesn't have the sensitivity of the MINTRON 12V1E-EX camera.
High humidity and clouds is causing the the grain in these photos.

 


A meteor was caught while adjusting the camera!

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