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                                                                     Comet C/2011 L4 (Pan-STARRS)

     On one of the mornings, while this comet were slowly passing by our Solar system, he offered an opportunity for beautiful composition with M31 Andromeda Galaxy. I didn't plan to miss this one either. So while I've been waiting patiently, between 4 and 5 o'clock in the morning with ready equipment, he showed up.

     I started to image immediately as he showed up above the ground, as I didn't want to miss any possible frame that may be good. Unfortunately, there were low clouds and thick layer of dusty air which almost ruined everything. After I made a good bunch of frames, only 5 survived. Thanks to them, this turned out noisy but somehow useful.


Technical Info:

Optics        :   Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II @ 250mm @ f8

Camera      :   Canon T3i (600D) Baader Mod           

Mount        :   EQ6

Guiding      :   Stellarvue F50m 200mm + Barlow x2 (400mm) + Orion SSAG

Acquisition :    BackyardEOS 2.0.9   

Exposure    :   5 x 180 sec - ISO1600 - 15 Minutes Total

Stacking     :   PixInsight 1.8 RC5

Processing  :   PixInsight 1.8 RC5

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