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DateFeb. 01, 2009 - 04:47 - 05:25 a.m.
EquipmentTakahashi TSA102s, Losmandy G-11, Canon 40D
Descriptionthis is a combination of 2 3minute images taken less than 45 minutes apart showing the motion of comet Lulin with a sky motion of 2.22 "/minute
Date02-06-09 6 AM
EquipmentOrion 6" Imaging Newtonian Orion Starshoot Pro
Description5x100 Second Exposures Comet Lulin with Zubenelgenubi and it's companion
LocationMaurice, LA, USA
DateFeb 6, 2009 11:20 UT
EquipmentTV-85 at F/5.6, Hutech Canon XS, IDAS-LPS, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.
DescriptionComet Lulin, Alpha Librae and minor planet 215 Oenone on Feb 6th, 2009, 11:20 UT. 15x240 sec @ ISO 1600.
DateFebruary 6, 2009; 04:04 U.T.
Equipment102mm F/5 Sky Watcher refractor on EQ 5 with SynScan, Canon EOS 350D
DescriptionThe close proximity to Zubenelgenubi made finding Lulin an easy task for no more then 5 seconds after setting the equipment in place ! It was the first time I've obsearved a two-tailed comet at 180 degrees to each other ! I've aslo tried to observe it visualy but I can't say for sure that it was there: the close proximity to Zubenelgenubi made it quite hard to spot the fuzzy object, but from time to time I could say that something was there...I can't wait for the next few weeks as the comet comes closer to Earth, and rises higher at my location.
PhotographerALBERTO QUIJANO VODNIZA
Date02/09/2009; Time:05:33 U.T
Equipment14"LX200 GPS MEADE telescope & SLT-1001 SBIG camera,luminance filter
DescriptionThe photo shows the tail and the anti-tail of comet LULIN.
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200ACF 12 in. OTA, CGE mount, DSI III Pro, F/R F6.3, Astronomik LRGB filter set, Guided: ZS ED80II APO, DMK21AF04 Ccd.
DescriptionComet Lulin, Approaching Earth at a fast pace and slightly becoming larger and Brighter at approaximately 5.85 to 6.25 mag. On image direction of travel is from left to right and lower images to show more details of it's outer shell size. At the nucleus more gas is being exspelled at the Ion tail area (right) compare to the dust tail at (left).
LocationCaldera Rim Observatory
DateFeb 4-5, 2009
Equipment10" F/4 Schmidt Newtonian (Meade) with Baader Coma Corrector. 5" Guidescope with autoguider. Losmany G-11 Mount. Color Astro 400D (Canon Rebel)cooled DSLR. Photograph taken at Minus 9 to Minus 11C and at 8300 ft. elevation. Dark and Flat frames applied. Processed in Nebulosity and Photobrush.
DescriptionComet Lulin over two days. Upper photos are tracking with the comet, the lower photos follow the stars. On Feb. 4th, the comet passed by several galaxies, including NGC 5796 and NGC 5817
Date14 Febr 2009
EquipmentAtmospheric conditions: Seeing 7/10, Transparancy 8/10 Telescope : Celestron C11 with Televue 3x Barlow and Astronomik RGB filters Camera: DMK2AF4.AS Exposure time: 1/5 sec; gain 100%; gamma 40%; per color 2x 2 min exposures total of 980 frames Processing: Registax 4.0 and finally per color 500 best frames stacked
DescriptionI send you an earlier version of my Ceres image, but in this revised version I added some processing intermediates
PhotographerChris Dalla Piazza
Date2/16/09 3:00-4:00AM EST
Equipment6" f/4.5 Lurie-Houghton Newtonian. Lumicon off axis guider. MI-250 GEM. SXVF-M25C w/external autoguider. Processing in MaxIm DL, Photoshop, and Noise Ninja.
DescriptionComet Lulin with North at top and East to the left. Around a 2º field of view.
Date14 Feb 2009 4.00 am
EquipmentNewton 10 inch f4.8 Skywatcher, eq6 pro Canon 350d unmodified baader coma corrector
DescriptionI took thi picture (32X80sec 800 ISO) with the moon at 9 degrees distance. I did not use any filter. In the region upper left results a nebulosity that I don't know if it is a reflection or part of comet
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