Home » Uncategorized » Comet 2012 K5 (Linear)

Comet 2012 K5 (Linear)


Comet 2012 K5 (Linear)

Currently located in the constellation Taurus, this 11 mag comet is racing away from us back into the other solar system.
This image is a stack of 21 30 second frames taken with a 12″ Lx200r scope and QSI583 camera. I binned the camera 4×4 to allow shorter exposures so that its movement wouldn’t be too much of a problem. The images were stacked in Deep Sky Stacker. Two stacks, one for the comet and one for the stars. These were then combined into one image in Photoshop.This gives a well defined comet instead of a motion blurred object.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s