Comet Catalina And Arcturus Together!
Taken by Chris Schur on January 1, 2016 @ Payson Az
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Date Taken: 2016:01:01 08:04:23
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A really nice composition opportunity this morning, with the 6th magnitude comet Catalina nearly on top of Arcturus. Fortunately, the tail pointed away from the all too brilliant star, and made for a stunning portrait. I used my DSLR instead of CCD because of the blooming the ST10 would have made a mess of the image. Nearly one hour exposure brought the details out in its very faint gas tail. Hope you like.

Photo details:
Stellarvue SV80s astrograph
Canon XTi camera, iso 400
54 minute exposure
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Most excellent. Im glad you got up early for the rest of us.
Posted by JohnAshley 2016-01-01 10:49:11
Fabulous image! Did you stack the 54 minute exposure in DSS? Whatever you used did an excellent job!
Posted by wilsolr47 2016-01-03 08:32:22
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