Comet Lulin Fades...
28 March 2009

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Comet Lulin Fades...

This winter has brought poorly timed cloudy skies (i.e. during new moon periods), so that following the progress of Comet Lulin has been a rather frustrating pursuit. This single frame shot of comet Lulin in the "bottom" of Gemini was the only half-way decent shot I was able to get on this evening, sandwiched between moonset and the arrival of clouds.

Place your cursor on the photo to see an inset enlargement of Comet Lulin. Click on the photo to go to a larger version of the entire view.

Date/Time:    28 March 2009
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope: Borg 125EDF2.8 @ f/2.8
Mount: Losmandy Titan
Guider: SBIG STV / Mini Borg 45ED
Camera: Mitsuboshi 6x9 vacuum astrocamera
Media/Film: Kodak Ektachrome E200 (+2 push)
Exposure: 1x15 min.

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