Comet Machholz- Astronomy and astrophotography CCD camera images

12 Jan 2005

200mm F5 newtonian @F5 @f3.3 , SC3.5 toucam RAW mode. IRB filter.
80mm F5 refractor @ F10 guidescope with SC1 toucam and GuideDog

200x1.5s exposures.

As wide angle as I can go - the current bright comet. I thought this picture was firmly in the "big blob" category - but I have noticed something that looks like detail in the tail on the left hand side of the picture.

The AVIs were stacked in Registax 3 using the comet as the alignment feature. Also noticed, Sigma clipping does not work on comets. Curves in photoshop. Slight noise reduction in Neat Image