Comet 8P/Tuttle | Paul Daniell

Paul Daniell
Location of photo
Tornado, WV
Date/Time of photo
Dec 26 2007 8:50 pm eastern
Orion ED 80 with Stock Canon Rebel. Mount was Atals EQ-G goto, guided with 11" SCT using a Starshoot1 with 0.5 focal reducer. Guiding software was Stark-labs PHD. Acquired and processed with Nebulosity.
Just by chance I was in the area of m33 looking through my ED80 when I noticed an unusual fuzzy. Looked in the 11" SCT and it appeared to have some nebuloisty, but was not shown in my basic version of Starry Night. I therefore set up to take a few quick exposures with the ED 80 and the Canon. I was amazed it was moving across the sky. Ended up taking 15 x 60 seconds at iso 800 and was very pleased. I chosed to keep the comet moving and the stars stationary.
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