Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2)

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Comet Machholz - February 8, 2005

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  • Exposure: 90 min. @ f/5.0
  • Lens: Takahashi FSQ-106N
  • Camera: Pentax 67
  • Film: Fuji Provia 100F, pushed 1-stop
  • Location: Ritter Butte, Oregon
  • Date: 08-Feb-2005 @ 20:30 PST
  • Scanned by: Tony Hallas
  • Notes: The trailed stars are due to guiding on the comet; an onslaught of cirrus throughout the exposure led to a diminished ion tail; despite this fact, a faint ion tail can be traced out to around 4 degrees; a close-up view can be found here; used a combination of Photoshop and PixInsight LE to bring out the tail and remove the vignetting.
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