Comet C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR)

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Conditions were windy and comet was very low in the SW when this shot was taken. The comet was manually tracked using the STV display screen.

The diagonal streak with red dots is an airplane trail. The cause of the blue dashed path is unkown.

  Technical data:
Date:   15 Dec. 2001
Scope: Borg 100ED F6.4 (with multi-flattener)
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guider: SBIG STV / Borg 76ED @ F6.6 (manual guiding)
Camera: Planet Town 6x7 vacuum-back astro camera
(Pentax lens coupling)
Film: Kodak E200 (+2 push)
Exposure: 30 minutes

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