Doug Zubenel
Image taken:
Oct. 20, 2010
Location:
Just SE of Onaga, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas.
Details:
Early this morning was ideal out in Pottawatomie Co., just SE of Onaga, Kansas. Clear skies and the seeing (atmospheric steadiness) was very good. I watched several beautiful Orionid meteors as I set up the EQ mount beneath this autumn Cottonwood tree, and made these two images with 50 and 85mm NIKKOR lenses of comet 103P/Hartley 2 sailing by Earth against a rich starfield in Auriga. Focus and aperture shift during each exposure of 210 and 254 seconds at ISO 800.
 
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