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Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

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Observer
Peter Carson
Time of observation
14/02/2017 - 03:30
Object
Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
Observing location
Leigh on sea nr Southend Essex
Equipment
315mm reflector
Sbig ST8300 CCD camera
Paramount
19 x 60 sec exposures
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Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova taken this morning under very bright Moonlit skies from my home observatory in SE Essex UK. I was quite suprised to record as much coma under these conditions....it would have looked really good if the Moon wasn't in the sky! Its moving so fast across the sky I had difficulty stacking the images. My stacking software didn't recognize the short star trails caused by the mount tracking at the speed and direction of the comet.

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