Comet Catalina US10
in the morning sky
December 2, 2015

 This shot was taken this morning around 5:30am, and the comet was about 8 degrees above the distant mountain ranges. Very faint visually being so low in the morning twilight, around mag 6 or so. A positive and negative shown here, the neg image shows the complex but faint gas tail present at this time. A 50% moon was also blowing away the sky as well, making this a nice shot for showing the promise this comet has when dark skies return in a week.
Lens: Stellarvue SV80s f/6 - AKA "Zeiss APO" - with Televue .8x FR/CC Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: Hutech Canon XTi at ISO 800 Exposure: 10m RGB (30s x 20) Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 5/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 32F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS