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Comet 81P Wild

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Comet 81P Wild (NGC 5426 & 5427)
Date 6/1/2010
Exposure RGB 15:15:15 (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, AstroActions, GradientXterminator
Comments Poor seeing, haze and high thin clouds


  Inverted

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 5/7/2010
Exposure Luminance only 6 x 5 minutes (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, AstroActions
Comments Cool (50 F) with gusty winds


  False color

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 5/2/2010
Exposure Luminance only 20 x 2 minutes (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, AstroActions
Comments Cool (50 F) with good seeing though some ground fog


Inverted view

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 4/18/2010
Exposure LRGB 15:15:15:15 (Luminance synthesized from RGB; cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, AstroActions
Comments Cool (48 F) with good seeing


Inverrted view

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 4/13/2010
Exposure Luminance only 20 x 120 seconds  (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3
Comments Warm (58 F) with Moderate seeing

  Inverted view

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 4/10/2010
Exposure Luminance only 20 x 120 seconds  (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3
Comments Mild with Moderate seeing


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Comet 81P Wild
Date 4/6/2010
Exposure RGB 20:20:20  (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, GradientXterminator, AstroActions
Comments Warm (68 F) with poor seeing, wind, and comet only about 30 up


  Inverted view

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 3/26/2010
Exposure Luminance only 15x120 seconds (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3
Comments Cold (~28 F) with good seeing


Widefield monchrome  Widefield inverted

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 3/23/2010
Exposure LRGB 10:9:9:9 (luminance cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, AstroActions
Comments Mild (~45 F) with moderate seeing


  Inverted

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 3/19/2010
Exposure RGB 10:10:10 (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, AstroActions
Comments Mild (~50 F) with good seeing


Inverted single frame Inverted large

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 3/10/2010
Exposure LRGB 20:20:20:20 (Luminance = R+G+B; cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
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 some light ground fog


  Inverted view    Larson-Sekanin filter (3.0, 0.5) False color

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 2/26/2010
Exposure Luminance only, 30 x 2 minutes (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, GradientXterminator
Comments Cold (18 F) with bright moon to the West


  Monochrome inverted

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 2/18/2010
Exposure LRGB 20:20:20:20 (Luminance = R+G+B; cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, GradientXterminator
Comments Cold (24 F) with moderate seeing

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Monochrome inverted view

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Comet 81P Wild
Date 2/17/2010
Exposure LRGB 10:10:10 (cropped)
Camera STL11000M with Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS3, GradientXterminator
Comments Cold (17 F) with moderate seeing