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Photographer:

James Maxwell

Email:

jlmaxwell@jm-astro.com

Location of Photo:

Caldera Rim Observatory

Date/Time of photo:

Aug. 19, 2009, 9:26-11:20PM

Equipment:

Meade 10" F/4 Schmidt Newtonian, on Losmandy G-11 Mount. Cooled Canon (Astro) 400D at 4.5C, acquired with Nebulosity Software. Autoguiding using 5-inch refractor with Orion Deep Space Imager and PhD guiding. Post-processing with Nebulosity and Photobrush.

Description:

Comet Christensen C/2006 W3, tracking the comet. This was taken in a Rich Milky Way Field within Sagitta on Aug. 19, 2009 between 9:26-11:20PM MST. A total of 1 Hour and 27 minutes from 90 second exposures. Photo was taken at 8300 ft. elevation at the Caldera Rim Observatory near Jemez Springs, NM, USA. Higher resolution photo available.

Website:

jm-astro.com

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