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Photographer:

Mike Broussard

Email:

mike.broussard@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Maurice, Louisiana, USA

Date/Time of photo:

Oct 1st, 2nd, 2010,

Equipment:

Telescope: Televue TV-85 at F/5.6 (0.8x FR/FF) Camera: Hutech modified Canon XS Filter: IDAS-LPS Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD Processing: IRIS for stacking, stretching and initial color balance, Photoshop w/Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools, Gradient XTerminator and Neat Image for the final image.

Description:

Comet Hartley 2 (C/103P/Hartley) passes near the "Pacman" Nebula (NGC 281) on the night of Oct 1st/2nd, 2010. This image is over 7 hrs of exposure taken with an 85mm refractor and a DSLR. Processing almost 200 sub-images and assembling the final composite took about 2.5 days. Boy, am I glad that's over with. Whew! :)

Website:

http://www.flickr.com/cajunastro

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