After a meteor session in the night of 2/3 oktober 2011 I tried to photograph comet 45P-Honda Mrkos Pajdusakova. However, the comet would remain low in the east, the dawn came up and from the southwest thin cirrus clouds were passing by. Despite this difficulties I could use three shots for stacking. The result is here. Clearly the comet visible with a thin long tail. In addition to this recording is a weak red glow, caused by cirrus.
Picture: Comet 45P Honda Mrkos Pajdusakova on 3 oktober 2011 at 3:55 UT.
Picture: crop of image as shown above.
Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 200 mm F 2.8 type L lens.
Filter: IDAS LPS light pollution
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Groevenbeekse Heide, Ermelo, The Netherlands (52.2 N, 5.40 E)
Software: Registax, Corel Paint Shop Pro X2.
Description: 40 images taken with F 3.2, ISO 400. Every 30 seconds a image with a exposure time of 1 second.
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