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Coma Berenices

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, May 10, 2022.

Coma Berenices

Started by Orion25 on May 10, 2022 at 6:37 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    The discovery of the Spring Albireo led to these attempts to image the entire constellation of Coma Berenices with my DSLR. The first image is a wide shot and the second is with my 300x zoom lens:

    ASTRONOMY - COMA BERENICES (WIDE) 5-06-22 SM.jpg

    ASTRONOMY - COMA BERENICES (ZOOM) 5-06-22 SM.jpg

    It was dim target in Bortle 5-6 skies but not too hard to find between the "butt" of Leo and the tail of the Great Bear (there's a joke there somewhere, lol).
     
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    Nicely framed Reggie. It's a big target and quite spread out. Visually I can get most of it in frame with a 24mm Panoptic and my 72ED DS Pro for a 17.5x magnification.

    10x.jpg

    The Baader 72° Aspheric gives me just over 7 arc degrees of true field at 10x when used with the 60 EDF. This frames Coma Berenices really well. The asterism was originally known as the 'tail of the lion' until Queen Berenice of Egypt sacrificed her own hair to the Goddess Aphrodite. Her astrologer assured her that being a baldy was fine and her hair had become a new feature in the night sky. Apparently Will Smith slapped the astrologer one anyway.
     
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    :p:p
     
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    You guys are killing me! :):p:D

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    The slap felt 'round the universe!
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    "You did not see a slap but exploding marsh gas reflected off a weather balloon in the same region of the sky as Venus."

     
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