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Comet 10P Tempel

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0bject Comet 10P Tempel
Date 9/4/2010
Exposure Luminance only 20 x 120 seconds (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters (water assisted cooling)
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3
Comments Very clear and crisp; small moon in the Eastern sky; limiting magnitude ~ 5.5


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0bject Comet 10P Tempel
Date 8/9/3/2010
Exposure Luminance only 12 x 60 seconds (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters (water assisted cooling)
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3
Comments Moderate cloud layer and moon in the sky; poor seeing



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0bject Comet 10P Tempel
Date 8/8/2010
Exposure RGB 6:6:6   (cropped and binned 2x2)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters (water assisted cooling)
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, GradientXterminator
Comments Mild with steady seeing but poor transparency


0bject Comet 10P Tempel
Date 8/3/2010
Exposure RGB 12:12:12   (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters (water assisted cooling)
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, GradientXterminator
Comments Very warm (79 F @ 4 am) with high thin clouds and last quarter moon


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0bject Comet 10P Tempel
Date 7/23/2010
Exposure RGB  15:15:15   (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters (water assisted cooling)
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, GradientXterminator
Comments Steady seeing but with high thin haze and high humidity


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0bject Comet 10P Tempel
Date 6/16/2010
Exposure Luminance only 15 x 120 sec (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters (water assisted cooling)
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, GradientXterminator
Comments Moderate seeing but with some puffy clouds blowing through