Comet Lulin

Comet Lulin

This image of comet Lulin was taken at perigee on the 24th of February. Comet Lulin is a non periodic comet, meaning it has an orbital period of greater than 200 years. Numerous small galaxies can be seen in the background surrrounding Lulin. Click on the image for a higher resolution image. This image was processed by Sean Walker.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: C/2007 N3
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Leo
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: .41 Astronomical Units
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Comet Lulin
Exposure: 15 each 1 min Luminance images Position: R.A. 11 hr 19 min , Dec +040 32'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3, Maxim DL Date: 24 February 2009
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village