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Ralf Patterson

Location of Photo:

Davis Mountains, four miles south-west of McDonald Observatory, in West Texas.

Date/Time of photo:

May 12th at 22:13:33 (May 13th at 03:13:33 UTC)


Canon 80D with 200mm telephoto on an iOptron Skytracker Pro with tripod.


30 Second exposure, f4.0 at 1600 ISO. Not much of a tail; pretty much a fuzzy ball with estimated nucleus brightness of around 10 magnitude. Position (2000.0): 15h 25m 58.2s, +38 21' 03". Brightest stars in this image are around 10th magnitude, faintest around 13th.


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