Comet C/2002 T7 (LINEAR)

 

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Description: Above image reduced from the full size image.
 
Exposure Data: 12/17/2003.  RGB: 6x3m, 6x3m, 6x3m. -20C, 0.98 arc-sec./pixel.
 
Processing: Acquired via Sequencer II and CCDSoft.  6 RGB sets of comet data were acquired while tracking the comet and a single RGB set of star data at the end of the sequence was acquired with sidereal tracking.  Comet data was reduced, aligned on the comet and minimum combined in Mira.  Star data was aligned to the comet data in Mira.  Both sets were then RGB combined in Maxim and layered in Photoshop.
 
Optical System: 12.5 Ritchey-Chretien RCOS Truss @ F/9, ST-10XME NABG/CFW-8A CCD camera, Paramount ME, Unguided.
 
Comments: The full size image is 1064 x 709 pixels.