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Comet C/2012 S1 ISON

About this object

Comet ISON plunging toward the Sun. Image taken on 20 Nov 13 when the comet was 8 deg above the horizon. The comet was easily seen with binoculars and barely seen naked eye with averted vision.

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV80ST2 with reducer/flattener @ f4.8
  • Mount: Astrotrac
  • Camera: Canon 60Da
  • Filters: None
  • Exposure: 23x 30sec exposures at ISO 640
  • Camera/Mount Control: Interval timer
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8 RC7, Photoshop
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: 20 Nov 13
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