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Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak brightening

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It's so diffuse and large - full moon scale, binoculars could well provide the best views especially as it's brightening. I could not see it in binoculars this evening, but could see it in the telescope before M97 and M108 appeared in view.

 

andrew

 

andrew

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Managed to capture comet 41p last night with friends m108 surfboard and m97 owl nebula.

Very noisy image and my processing has left a few black rings on some stars. DSS is playing odd ball and was not showing the individual frames light enough for me to mark the comet to be able to do a proper comet stack, argh...

Virtuoso mount with Canon 1100d vintage 135mm f3 with an 8 inch extended flocked lens tube, ISO 800, 30s and 19 lights 8 flats 29 bias raw files, elevation was 83% when I finished but with the gutter taking over I had to do a heavy crop anyway. I did have more lights but I wasn't waving my seat cushion in quite the right way to block the pesky street light ruining the frame. DSS, StarTools crop and 50% bin with other fiddles and final red bias adjust in PaintShopPro

comet 41p v2.png

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Good views of these 3 with my 12" dob this evening. Needed the 31mm Nagler to get all 3 in the same FoV though.

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Noce picture.

Got my 120ED out last night, when the comet was much close to M108, actually the upper side of M108 in your picture. 50x-80x works well for seeing both M108 and the comet:wink:

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