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Comets are welcome visitors that fly around our solar system orbiting the Sun, they stir up the astronomical world sometimes with only a few days notice. They dissappear as quick as they arrive with just enough time to take happy shots.

Here are some of the comets I have captured so far.

*Click on the image to see a much larger image.

 C/2007 W1 Boattini shining at Mag 8.8 taken with a Canon EOS 350D on 29 April 2008 exposure was 600 sec at ISO Speed 1600.  Afocal with Skywatcher 102mm piggybacked on a Meade LX200gps and autoguided with a DSI.  (If you click on the image to zoom in you can just make out NGC 3464, a Mag 12.5 galaxy around 9'oclock toward the edge.)

 

 C2006 VZ13 Linear Comet taken with a Canon EOS 350D
on 6 Aug 2007 exposure was 618 sec at ISO Speed 800. Afocal with Saxon ED80 piggybacked on a Meade LX200gps and autoguided with a DSI.

 

  8P Tuttle in Cassiopeia  (11 Jan 2008)  Mag 5.8

Image taken using a Canon EOS 350D Afocal with Saxon ED80 piggybacked on a Meade LX200gps - 254 seconds at 1600ISO autoguided with a DSI.

 

 

 8P Tuttle residing in Horologium (9 Feb 2008) Mag 7.7

Image taken by Joe Perulero and Paul Brown using a Canon EOS 350D Afocal with Skywatcher 102mm piggybacked on a Meade LX200gps - 200 seconds at 800ISO autoguided with a DSI.

 

 

 

8P Tuttle still residing in Horologium (19 Feb 2008) Mag 8.4

Image taken using a Canon EOS 350D Afocal with Saxon ED80 and using an Orion Deep Sky filter piggybacked on a Meade LX200gps - 289 seconds at 1600ISO autoguided with a DSI.

The blue glow in the image is the result of a near full Moon.

 

 

8P Tuttle still residing in Horologium (23 Feb 2008) Mag 8.6

Image taken using a Canon EOS 350D Afocal with Saxon ED80 and using an Orion Deep Sky filter piggybacked on a Meade LX200gps - 125 seconds at 1600ISO autoguided with a DSI.

Image taken by C.Borg and P.Brown

 

Comet Loneos

This is a 4 minute image at 1600ISO Afocal with a Saxon ED80 and using a Canon 350D and Orion Deep Sky Filter. The setup was piggybacked on a 10" LX200GPS and autoguided with a Meade DSI.

The two bright stars toward the centre are mu2 Scorpii upper right and mu1Scorpii to to the left.

 

 

  

Comet McNaught - Taken January 2007 at a place called Berrima on the Southern Highlands of NSW.

This is a 25 second exposure at 800ISO unguided using a Canon 350D on a camera tripod.