C/2007 N3 Lulin Visits
NGC3016, NGC3020, NGC3024

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C/2007 N3 Lulin
Exposure: Taken 2/28/09
18 X 300 sec
Processing: Images were captured in Nebulosity
Basic calibration (flats, darks) and DDP in Imagesplus 3.75.
I combined one set of images aligned on the stars and another set aligned on the comet to produce this composite.
Final processing in Photoshop, Noise Ninja
Equipment: Orion Starshoot Pro CCD Camera
Orion 80ED  f/7.5 refractor + Televue .8X Reducer Corrector
Losmandy G11 Gemini mount
Orion Starshoot Autoguider mounted on a Meade 8X50 finderscope using PHD guiding software
Notes: There are two versions of the animation from this session.  A full color version (3 meg) and a B&W version (2.7 meg).
There are several galaxies in the comet's tail.  See chart below for galaxy identification.

Locator Chart

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Chart created with TheSky

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