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Friday, October 10, 2014

 

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) and the Butterfly Nebula (M6) on October 7, 8, 9 2014

7 October 2014, Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) approaching the Butterfly Cluster (M6), stack of 10x 30 second luminance images (summed in ImageJ) with iTelescope (Q62) T12 0.1m f/5.0 Astrograph SBIG STL-11000M, North top. Image cropped to 800x600 from original. Click to embiggen8 October 2014, 9 x 30 second luminance images. Other details as for the 7th.9 October 2014, 3 x 30 second luminance images. Other details as for the 7th. Cloud seriously messed up the exposures :-(

I now have a set of images for C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) approaching the Butterfly cluster (M6) from the 7th to the 9th.  They are not ideal, due to a combination of Moonlight, cloud and Moonlight AND cloud. iTelescope T12

Wide field of C/2013 A1 on Tuesday 7th. Click to embiggen, it is very big, but you will need to in order to see the comet (stack of 10x30 sec images, I took 20, but stacking more smears the comet nucleus, compare with the full field image from the 8th.






Animation of all 20 frames from the 7th  cropped to 640x480. Comet is in the top left-hand corner. Click to embiggen and enjoy

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