Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber

 

 

Philipp
Salzgeber

Wolfurt / Austria

Comet Machholz 2004 Q2


Comet Machholz was stealing the show from Saturn as this holiday´s season most interesting object! Perfectly placed for northern observers, the comet was easily visible for the unaided eye passing near the Plejades (M45)

Below you can find an extremely processed version of the image above where both the dust and the ion tail are barely discernable.

These images were taken from our light-polluted garden.


Telescope:
GSO 80mm f/6 Achromat, Vixen Super Polaris Mount, 25mm TAL Plössl
Camera
Nikon Coolpix 4500 digital camera
Exposure:
7 x 60 sec
Date:
11th January 2005
Processing:
Subtraction of dark-frame and stacking done manually in Photoshop
 


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