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Photographer:

James Maxwell

Email:

jlmaxwell@starband.net

Location of Photo:

Caldera Rim Observatory, NM

Date/Time of photo:

Feb. 27, 2009, 11:53AM to Feb. 28, 2009, 1:23AM MST

Equipment:

10" F/4 Schmidt Newtonian (Meade) with Baader Coma Corrector. 5" Guidescope with autoguider. Losmany G-11 Mount. Color Astro 400D (Canon Rebel)cooled DSLR. Photograph taken at Minus 10 to Minus 12C and at 8300 ft. elevation. Dark and Flat frames applied. Processed in Nebulosity and Photobrush.

Description:

Two views of Comet Lulin, after passing by Regulus, one tracking with the comet, the other tracking with the stars. Total exposure time is 70 minutes, a composite of 60 second exposures. Two small spiral galaxies can be seen near the front of the comet tail, with additional galaxies in the upper left hand corner.

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