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Sam

Comet 144P Kushida

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Here's 34 minutes from 17 X 2 min subs of the Comet 144P Kushida which is sitting just a bit to the right of the Hyades cluster in Taurus. I think I have stacked it wrong as the stars are meant to have trails and the comet is not meant to be elongated. I'll re do this after having a play with the comet stacking in DSS. But anyway here it is, my first image of a comet:

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Sam

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It would be great to see this stacked the other way round but well captured - I forgot this was out there last night, should have had a go myself.

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When you stack, you select the core of the comet as the reference point, not a star - the stars will then appear to be moving past the comet

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Another target i missed last night!!! Oh well got the HH instead so not a completely wasted night!!!! Oooh almost forgot to comment on the actual shot, very nice!!! :hello1:

PC :)

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I have a few images that I am trying to stack using the comet stacking feature of DSS. The problem I have is that it does not see the comet :scratch:

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Thats nice Sam!

I found it last night, it's fainter than 8th Mag I reckon.

Maybe try stacking in K3CCD and manually aligning each frame?

Ant

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Sam

That's a nice picture. If you don't mind I've taken the liberty of using the curves and levels functions in Photoshop to darken the background a bit. I've also used the marvellous 'motion blur' function in FocusMagic to de-blur the comet. Is this what you were after?

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Sam

That's a nice picture. If you don't mind I've taken the liberty of using the curves and levels functions in Photoshop to darken the background a bit. I've also used the marvellous 'motion blur' function in FocusMagic to de-blur the comet. Is this what you were after?

Thanks Michael, I guess that's what DSS would churn out if I did the comet stacking thing. :)

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