Friday, September 2, 2011

The Comet and the Coathanger

Tonight is going to feature quite a sight: Comet Garradd and the Coathanger cluster. Tonight and tonight only, the comet will be right at the tip of the Coathanger's hook, a perfect photo-op for any astrophotographer with a short to medium length scope or even a long telephoto camera lens.

Here's a map of where things are going to be tonight:

And here's a quickie picture from last week when the comet was right by the M71 globular cluster in Saggita. A better one is on the way, but I haven't had time to process the RAW files yet.

Good luck and clear skies to all!

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