Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)

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Due to extremely bad weather last week I completely missed the opportunity to image this bright comet. Last evening there seemed to be a small window between the clouds and I tried to catch the comet. I succeeded to do this in only one frame (!). Thus this is (for now) my only CCD image of C/2011 L4. No dark and flat field reduction was applied on this single 30 sec. R exposure. The blue color was artificially added in PS. In the meantime the cloud cover was gone in Varna, where I could take some images with DSLR camera. They can be seen here. This image were acquired remotely from the remote controlled IRIDA Observatory .


Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N12 Astrograph at F/3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 17 March 2013
Location: Rozhen, IRIDA Remote Observatory
Exposure Details: Single R frame, no darks, no flats
Subexposures: 30 sec.
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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