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Comet ZTF in Auriga February 6-8, 2023

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Feb 9, 2023.

Comet ZTF in Auriga February 6-8, 2023

Started by Orion25 on Feb 9, 2023 at 7:47 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    Auriga made the comet a much easier target on the nights of February 6-8. On the 6th, the comet was speeding through the "Kids" asterism in Auriga and passed close to Iota Aurigae on the 8th:

    I was shooting through the plane of the galaxy (looking toward outer space), hence, the especially starry backdrop.
    Equipment Nikon D3200/127mm Mak at prime focus - ISO Hi, single 10s exposure
    ASTRONOMY - COMET ZTF 2-06-23 SM.jpg

    Same setup, ISO 3200, single 20s exposure, two nights later...
    ASTRONOMY - COMET ZTF 2-08-23 SM.jpg

    Share your experiences with ZTF!
    Reggie :D
     
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    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    Reggie, were you using a tracking mount for these images?
     
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    Yes, I did, which I almost always do for my prime focus shots (except for the moon).
     
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    I thought so because without tracking a 10sec or 20sec shot would show star trails. Thanks.
     

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