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C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) with FSQ-106ED and Reducer QE 0.73x August 9, 2013UTC | by hirocun
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C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) with FSQ-106ED and Reducer QE 0.73x August 9, 2013UTC

The comet got small, but the shape was beautiful as before. North is up.

The frame 1,809 x 2,583 pixel was cropped of the full frame 3,744 x 5,616 pixel, comparable to focal length 800mm.

 

equipment: FSQ-106ED, reducer QE 0.73X, and EOS 5Dmk2, modified by Seo-san on EM-200 temma 2 jr, autoguided with hiro-design off-axis guider, Starlightxpress autoguider, and PHD guiding

exposure: 9 times 8 minutes at ISO6,400 First frame started at 7:48:56 August 9, 2013UTC (21:48:56 August 8, 2013HST)

site: 11,000 feet above sea level near MLO, Mauna Loa Observatory on the shoulder of Mauna Loa

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Taken on August 9, 2013