Paul Kinzer
Image taken:
Jun. 17, 2010
Galesville, Wisconsin, USA
The comet was very low in the sky, with high clouds passing by as I tried to get exposures before the sun started lighting the sky. I could barely see the head through my 10 x 50 binoculars. Visible to the left is the open cluster NGC 1528, and the comet's tail, which stretches through several degrees, almost passes through the smaller cluster NGC 1513. Also visible is the trail of a dim satellite. The image is a crop of the center 60% or so of a single 5 minute exposure taken through a Nikon D50 DSLR, using a 180mm lens set at f/2.8, ISO 400. It was processed in Photoshop to bring out detail.
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