Comet C/1999 S4 (LINEAR)

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This photo was taken through the smoke of a nearby brush fire! The diffuse coma of the comet and bad sky conditions made it necessary to guide the scope manually using the display on the STV front panel.

      Technical data:
Date:   22 July. 2000 (sunset)
Scope: AP155 F7
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guider: SBIG STV / Borg 76ED @ F6.6 (manually guided)
Camera: Pentax 67
Film: Kodak E200 (+2 push)
Exposure: 15 minutes

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