I just had to say I photographed an asteroid, though
it's an unimpressive little streak at the bottom
right of the picture. Put your mouse on the picture
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I meant to take a shot of it just as it was passing
cluster M47, but anticipating approaching bad weather
I went for it two days earlier. This is taken from my
severely light polluted back yard using a
IDAS LPS (light pollution suppression) filter
and a Pronto 70mm scope. I was surprised to
get anything at all because the sky conditions
were quite bad. I could even see a spotlight
from the Cerritos Music Center a mile away sweeping
through the area I was photographing.
The image was created by stacking five 15-minute
exposures made on Kodak Ektachrome Elite II (ISO 100)
slide film. Because I took short breaks between the
exposures, the composite represents about 1-1/2 hours
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