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Comet C2012 S1 ISON

About this object

On 1 Oct Comet ISON will pass Mars at a distance of 10.5 million KM, closer than it will ever get to earth. This view taken just prior to sunrise on Sat 28 Sep shows ISON as still a fairly dim object. This image is a combination of three 5min exposures taken at 356mm with a 80mm Stellarvue APO refractor just as the comet cleared the walls of my observatory.

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV80ST2 Triplet Refractor @f4.8
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astrodon 31mm luminance filtet
  • Exposure: L: 3x5min bin 1x1
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 5.23, CCD Commander
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Ripley
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: 28 Sep 13
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