Comet Christensen | James Maxwell

Photographer
James Maxwell
Email
jlmaxwell@jm-astro.com
Location of photo
Caldera Rim Observatory
Date/Time of photo
Aug. 19, 2009, 9:26-11:20PM
Equipment
Meade 10" F/4 Schmidt Newtonian, on Losmandy G-11 Mount. Cooled Canon (Astro) 400D at 4.5C, acquired with Nebulosity Software. Autoguiding using 5-inch refractor with Orion Deep Space Imager and PhD guiding. Post-processing with Nebulosity and Photobrush.
Description
Comet Christensen C/2006 W3, tracking the comet. This was taken in a Rich Milky Way Field within Sagitta on Aug. 19, 2009 between 9:26-11:20PM MST. A total of 1 Hour and 27 minutes from 90 second exposures. Photo was taken at 8300 ft. elevation at the Caldera Rim Observatory near Jemez Springs, NM, USA. Higher resolution photo available.
Website
jm-astro.com