Monday, September 10, 2018

Meteors, comets and clusters

Comet 21P is visible in the morning sky. Over the past week it has moved through the constellation Auriga. Here are images taken with a 3" telescope and digital camera.

8 Sept. 2018, 30 seconds, 1600 iso, f5

10 Sept 2018, 21P near M37, ISO 3200, F5, 20 seconds.

Meteors remain one of my favorite targets, being that the equipment set up is simple, tracking errors are easily forgiven, and success is related to opportunity. I've seen meteors brighten, dim, and then brighten, but this is first I caught on camera:

Sagittarius with meteor. 28mm, F3, 60 seconds


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