20120618

Comet photo - CK11F010

Last night I imaged my first comet, CK11F010 (C/2011 F1), using iTelescope's T7, a 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph located in Nerpio, Spain. According to JPL Small-Body Database Browser, comet's magnitude is 7.1, so it is almost visible with the naked eye, if your vision is good and the sky is clear and there are absolutely no city lights whatsoever in your vicinity. Anyway, here is the five-minute long exposure of the comet:
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Once again I thank the wonders of modern technology, thanks to which I'm able to image comets without even moving from my chair. How cool is that?

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