Location of Photo:
Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
Date/Time of photo:
January 5, 2021 02:54-03:26 UT
8” Celestron SCT (203mm f/10) operating at f/5 and a ZWO ASI224MC CMOS camera
This GIF shows Comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR at magnitude 12.3 (green) on January 5, 2021. This animated GIF is made up of a sequence of 11 images. Each of the 11 images consists of a stack of 11-13 frames of 14.5 seconds each. The 32-minute sequence was taken between 02:54-03:26 UT with an 8” Celestron SCT (203mm f/10) operating at f/5 and a ZWO ASI224MC CMOS camera. The field of view is 16x12 arcminutes. North is up. East is left. Image frames were captured, stacked, color balanced, stretched live in SharpCap. Processed into animated gif, rotated to north up, cropped and resized for upload in GIMP. Original field of view was 17X12 arcminutes.