Comet 341P Gibbs passing Uranus in Earth’s Night Sky

Mike Olason
Location of photo
Denver Colorado
Date/Time of photo
2016/10/10 0719UT
11" SC Telescope and STF-8300M CCD Camera
Magnitude 18 comet 341P Gibbs passing magnitude 5.7 planet Uranus in our night skies. The insert shows Uranus and it's 4 brightest moons which are not visible in the comet image due to the brightness of Uranus.
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Mike Olason

About Mike Olason

I started imaging comets in 1994 with an ST-5 CCD Camera and an 11" SC Telescope. Since then the CCD cameras have changed (ST-7, ST-402ME and STF-8300M), but I am still using the 11" SC Telescope. Naturally I have used a lot of smaller telescopes to obtain larger fields of view. I live south of Denver at an elevation of 6150 feet which allows me to image comets down to about magnitude 20.5. My images are not pretty, they have only been dark subtracted, flat fielded, contrast/brightness adjusted and maybe a median filter to reduce the image noise. This is all done with the camera software CCDOps. The comet images reflect reality, not photographic artistry.
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