Comet Hartley 2 | James Maxwell

James Maxwell
Location of photo
Near Jemez Springs, NM
Date/Time of photo
Oct 8-11, 2010
Used a 10" F/4, Meade Schmidt Newtonian on Losmandy G-11. Cooled Canon 400D DSLR at approximately 25 Deg. F. 5" Refractor guidescope with Orion CCD for Autoguiding.
Comet Hartley/2 on three consecutive nights in October after passing the double cluster. The bright star in the center photo is Eta-Persei (Miriam) which is about 1330 light years from Earth. Processed in Nebulosity and Photofiltre. Each frame is a series of 28-second exposures with Dark and Flat frames applied. Total exposure times of 26, 56, and 42 minutes, respectively.