A Short November Night at Vanishing Point Observatory
14 Nov. 2010

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I didn't end up with many shots on this November evening since the moon set after midnight. I spent the moonlight hours tweaking the polar alignment of my mount, working on other scope maintenance tasks, and attempting* to nap in anticipation of the moonset.


The neighbors were heavily into a loud party!

Comet C/2010V1 - Ikeya-Murakami
(Full 6x9 frame) (Closer) (Closest)

At the end of this moonlight-shortened evening, I had a few frames left on my roll of film, so despite the approach of dawn and the tiny size of this new comet, I decided to just shoot and see what I could pick up. The images above were taken from a single 20-minute exposure.