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Binocular comet Wirtanen - 16.12.2018 at 20.00 Vaasa Observation number 79764

Visibility II / V

Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

I had already actually completely lost hope with this. Just clouds, clouds, clouds. But what a miracle! That darkness finally shone into the rag.

There was no talk of seeing with the naked eye, hampered by light pollution in the city. Even with binoculars only with the side eye. Even with a 200mm dobson, really dim. Fortunately, the camera has a better retina.

The old 5DmkII spiced with old Tamron and SkytrackerPro was at work. Even the pedestal I didn’t dare start to polarize towards the return of the clouds for fear. Fortunately, it has a small window for making a quick trend.

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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • 46P/Wirtanen
    • Heikosti näkyvä
  • Title for the comet
    • Binocular comet
Comments: 2 pcs
Timo Alanko - 17.12.2018 at 22.17 Report this

Ehdin tänään kokeilemaan hieman eilisten kuvien pakkaamistakin. Kakkoskuva on dss-pino noin kymmenen minuutin ajalta. Liike ylävasemmalle ehtii jo tulla esiin. Vielä kun jaksaisi opetella värien esiin saamisen tuossa pinoamisessa. Toki valovoimaisempi optiikkakin siinä varmaan auttaisi ja valosaasteeton kuvaamispaikka...

Tommi Järvilehto - 23.12.2018 at 22.30 Report this

Hieno kun pääsit kuvaamaan tätä kohdetta. On ollut niin pilvistä.

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