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Comet Panstarrs Fades in the Little Dipper


 

Borg 125EDF2.8 @ f/3.3 / Kodak E200 (+3) / 1 x 30 min.

Comet Panstarrs continues to recede, now in the constellation Ursa Minor (a.k.a. the Little Dipper) at magnitude 9.9. The bright star is Kochab (β Ursa Minor). The photo above was taken on film with a 5" f/2.8 (@ f/3.3) Borg astrograph. Below is a larger view taken digitally with a 6" f/7 AstroPhysics refractor.


AP 155EDF f/7 + Borg 1.04x flattener / Nikon D700 / ISO 1600 / 12 x 5 min.