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Photographer:

James Maxwell

Email:

jlmaxwell@jm-astro.com

Location of Photo:

Near Jemez Springs, NM

Date/Time of photo:

Oct 8-11, 2010

Equipment:

Used a 10" F/4, Meade Schmidt Newtonian on Losmandy G-11. Cooled Canon 400D DSLR at approximately 25 Deg. F. 5" Refractor guidescope with Orion CCD for Autoguiding.

Description:

Comet Hartley/2 on three consecutive nights in October after passing the double cluster. The bright star in the center photo is Eta-Persei (Miriam) which is about 1330 light years from Earth. Processed in Nebulosity and Photofiltre. Each frame is a series of 28-second exposures with Dark and Flat frames applied. Total exposure times of 26, 56, and 42 minutes, respectively.

Website:

jm-astro.com

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