A Pegasus comet

An unexpected clear spell gave me a chance to try for an image of Comet 168P/Hergenrother passing through the Square of Pegasus. Although cloud brought the session to a premature halt I did manage to obtain almost 2 hours worth of subs. An unexpected brightening had taken it to nearly magnitude 9..... I managed to make a video from the subs but with only 28 frames it is rather brief. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 28 x 4 minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, FIV, CS2. Video made with VirtualDub.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Pete,

This comet had completely escaped my attention until I saw it on your website. It's quite surprising how quickly it's moving in your video sequence. Well done for capturing this one amongst all the cloud we've had lately.