On Saturday evening 12 January I observed and photographed together with Jaap van 't Leven from the public observatory Bussloo. The aim was to test the pimped polar finder and a new lens (Canon EF 35mm F 1.4) that I had purchased.
Later I photographed, directed by Jaap, the comet C/2012 K5 LINEAR with the Canon EF 200mm F 2.8 telephotolens.
Picture: Comet C/2012 K5 LINEAR in the constellation of Taurus. Click on the image for a larger version.
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 filter
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Public Observatory Bussloo (5,5 east, 52,1 nort)
Software: Registax5, Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12
Description: stack of 12x79 seconds, 1000, F 3.2
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Picture 2: Crop of previous image. Click on the image for a larger version.