Comet Lulin and Saturn

Blogged by Xiao Sun on March 17, 2009 and tagged with Sample Images, Saturn.

The Imaging Source Astronomy Cameras are well know as the fine astro-photography instruments. But there are also amateurs using these cameras as their guiding tools for observation. Efrain Morales Rivera, an astronomy amateur from Puerto Rico, took advantage of both of these characters and obtained the picture below on 24th Feb 2009.

In his e-mail, Efrain wrote:

This image was taken and was guided by my DMK 21AF04.AS (imager/guider) a fine guider it is!. I then changed it from guider to imager by simply attaching it to my Tak 70mm F1.8 c mount lens sys. and imaged Saturn and comet Lulin in the same fov (frame) all within the same session with these fine results coma and dust tail clearly shows. Clear Skies