C/2008 P1 (Girraad) with Explore-Levy Comet Hunter Mak-Newt
click the image for a 400x close up of the circled area
Dennis Persyk pointed out
this tiny dim comet the other day and wondered if one could image
it with a DSLR... well, here it is, I think. It is in the right
place in the sky,
and it looks a lot like Dennis' image, just rotated 90 degrees...
this is a pretty stretched full (almost) frame taken with the
Comet Hunter riding on the LX 200.
see Dennis' image and some
more data at http://home.att.net/~dpersyk/new.htm
Acquired with the Canon
350d Hap at prime using Nebulosity 2.1.9, guided with a DSI pro
and PHD on the 12 inch at f3.3
Julian, California - 20 September 2009