Comet Christensen | James Maxwell

James Maxwell
Location of photo
Caldera Rim Observatory
Date/Time of photo
Aug. 19, 2009, 9:26-11:20PM
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.
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.