Machholz from Mayo


James Adamson
  Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland
Photo Title
  Machholz from Mayo
Time and Date taken
  11th December 2004 0046 - 0107UT
Equipment used
  Televue85, EQ5 mount, 27mm Panoptic eyepiece
Capturing device used
  Nikon Coolpix4300
Technical details
  3 ISO400 f2.8 60second exposures aligned using comet and stacked in Registax

James Adamson was able to find the comet visually and then went on to capture this magnificent photo showing the coma around the core. The star trails are due to James tracking on the comet trajectory so as to achieve a more accurate comet shape. While viewing the comet through a telescope does not reveal much colour, a long exposure has brought a vivid green to Machholz.


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