Thursday, April 23, 2009
My First Image of C/2009 G1
This is a very special comet, as it is the few comets found by the stereohunter community that can be seen by Earth-bound telescopes (mostly the are Kreutz sungrazers). I can remember the excitement after Ruan found the faint object moving in the stereo images, as the stereohunters eliminated candiate after candiate until it was clear this was a new object.
If you don't have a telescope, you can enjoy C2009 G1 Ruan in Celestia or Stellarium.
Shortly after the image above was taken, the clud came over the Moorook telescope site (typical). Image is a 2 minute exposure using scope G-15.
"...Hey Dad...Darrell dug a hole...." something to be proud of..Regards CometAl
Comet Al: Not bad for my first real telescopic comet shot. I still have a lot to learn alot processing the images though.
Of course, with the current weather, it may be a LOOONNNGG time before I get the chance to learn. I might see if I can pick up 2008 T2 Cardinal in STEREO A while I wait.