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Photographer:

Hunter Wilson

Email:

hwilson429@aol.com

Location of Photo:

Lexington, Ohio

Date/Time of photo:

Hanuary 16, 2008 8PM

Equipment:

Canon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod Celestron 9.25 reduced 0.63 Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount

Description:

Comet 144P/Kushida was discovered by Yoshio Kushida in January of 1994 and has an orbital period of 7.2 years. At the time of this image, Comet 144P/Kushida was about mag 10.8 and had a coma of 9 min. It's position was approximately RA 03 50' DEC +15 43. This image shows the star trails that indicate the movement of the comet over the hour of time it took for the 22x180sec exposures.

Website:

http://hwilson.zenfolio.com/f129011888

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