Comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR)

This image shows the comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) on the New Year's Eve (December 31st 2012). It is a composite of 3 RGB sets of 1 min. exposition each for the stars, and one 2 min. LRGB set tracked on the comet (see the bottom image) using the comet tracking capability of my DDM 85 mount. The comet's nucleus is about only 3 arcmin. from the 5.9 mag. star SAO 41130. Other images of C/2012 K5 can be found here.



LRGB set of 2 min. exposition time in each channel. It was used the comet tracking capability of my DDM 85 mount. The stars were artificially suppressed in order to show better the comet. This images 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: 31 December 2012 ; 19:24 to 19:48; top image at about 19:38 LT
Location: Rozhen, IRIDA Remote Observatory
Exposure Details: explained above
Subexposures: 1 minute,2 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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