Comet Lulin spotted

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Hey tks for all the comments! And the info on the free photos site.

Here are 3 photos of the comet which I took early this morning. Each about 5-10 seconds exposure on ISO 800 or 1600. LX-90 8" SCT f/10.

They are quite poor actually, and nothing like the ones found elsewhere on the internet. I don't have a proper German mount, so was limited to about 10 seconds exposure. Am sure others on Singastro will have much better ones soon.

Anyway, the motion of the comet is very apparent. The first and last photos were taken 1 hr 3 mins apart.


Comet Lulin - 18 Feb 09 1706UTC
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Comet Lulin - 18 Feb 09 1725UTC
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Comet Lulin - 18 Feb 09 1809UTC
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Keep it up Tachyon! Are you going to take more subs?
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Hey great photos Tachyon! Didn't see your post earlier.

Hopefully this comet will develop a long tail, but that does not seem likely.

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Kim Miau wrote:Keep it up Tachyon! Are you going to take more subs?
Wah, it's actually quite costly to image using GRAS. I saw the plans, and it's not cheap, haha.

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Post by superiorstream »

Hi,starfinder,
Good try.Our Singapore amateur astronomer need more people with your kind of spirit.Always looking out for short clear gap in our polluted sky.You know yesterday night were quite cloudy.I personally give up around 1.30 am and go to sleep.Keep that spirit up and eagerly waiting for more good photo from you.Thanks.

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great job on the observation report & images guys.
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Kim Miau wrote:Keep it up Tachyon! Are you going to take more subs?
If I can get assess to the scopes. The demand is quite high because of the comet!
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Dear all,

This is Lunin from Vietnam.
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Stack 3 images: 2 ISO1600/50s + 1 ISO800/50s
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Nice shots, guys. Been a while since I saw a comet!
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Nice chasing comets :)

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