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arkosg

Comet 46/P Wirtanen

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Hi all,

A brief break in the winter monsoon here on the west coast, and I managed to get a look at Comet 46/P Wirtanen.

Equipment: Borg 77EDii at f/4, with the Trius 694 (1x1 binning) and filter wheel combo.  Below are a luminosity filter shot and an RGB composite taken a few nights ago.  

It's big!  But I couldn't really see much sign of a tail of any sort...

Cheers,

- Greg

PS. Trius 694 is now working at 1s exposures, and at 1x1 binning on the Mac with the new beta of SLL from Starlight Xpress - thank you!!!

 

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Nice capture Greg, I think I might be able to see a very slight hint of a tail at 11 o''clock? 

Is the beta version a new release of SLL? If so, sounds like Starlight Xpress are still developing it?

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Hi Rob,

 I was wondering if it was my imagination or just *wanting* to see the comet's tail, but I agree - there may be a hint of something at about 11 o'clock.

Don put me onto the SLL beta.  I'm hoping it means that there will be continued development... if nothing else, at least they seem to be trying to address some bugs and hardware related issues, which is very much appreciated!

Cheers,

- Greg

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