Scope Diagram Astrocamera.Net - Astrophotography by Dave Kodama

Comet C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR)

Conditions were windy and comet was very low in the SW when this shot was taken. The comet was manually tracked using the STV display screen. The diagonal streak with red dots is an airplane trail. The blue dashes are a flaw on the film, probably caused during the developing of the film.

Photo info
  • Date/Time: 15 Dec. 2001
  • Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
  • Lens/Scope: Borg 100ED @ F6.4
  • Camera: Planet Town 6x7 Vacuum Astrocamera
  • Exposure: 1 x 30 min.
  • Film: Kodak E200 (+2 push)
  • Mount: Losmandy G11
  • Guiding: SBIG STV / Borg 76ED @ F6.6 (manual guiding)
  • Image Processing: Photoshop