Comet C/2009 P1 Speeding in Delphinus

Blogged by Aurélie Le Fort Beunink on August 22, 2011 and tagged with Sample Images, Animation.

I took this image last night (18th August, 2011) in Belapatalva, Hungary using the excellent DMK 41AU02.AS camera mounted on a William Optics 72/432 Megrez on a HEQ5 Pro mount. I took 45x 2min exposures and processed them in Iris and Gimp. The animation shows the movement of the comet between 21:38 and 23:08 (local time), while the last two frames show the comet itself and the comet highly overexposed to show its tail as well.

Clear skies

Peter Molnar, Hungary