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Photographer:

Everton Allen

Email:

eadesign@bex.net

Location of Photo:

Home, Perrysburg, Ohio

Date/Time of photo:

October 1, 2010, 12:20 AM

Equipment:

Orion 80mm ED Apo Refractor mounted on 10" Meade LX200. Camera: Canon 40D modified for Ha sensitivity 4 x 4 minute sub exposures combined with Registax and finished processing in Photoshop.

Description:

Nebula Eats Comet. Comet Hartley 103P passes within a degree of the Pac Man nebula, NGC 281 on October, 1, 2010. With the problem of light pollution at my location, I used a UHC filter to darken the sky and enhance the nebula and comet. The faint blue-green glow of the comet contrasts nicely with the red hydrogen clouds in the nebula.

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