April 2006 Observations

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Fragment B - Click for larger image

All images were shot from the Tuckahoe State Park
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Comet 73p Schwassmann-Wachmann
April 29, 2006

Image of Fragment C

The comet images are comprised of 3 images each consisting of 256 frame integrations (8.5 seconds exposures) for a total exposure time of 25.5 seconds.


Here is what the Adirondak Video StellaCam II can do with a Celestron C8-N f/5.0 at prime focus. The below images are 256 frame integrations (8.5 second total exposure time) with only dark frames subtracted. Notice that both stars are visible inside the Ring Nebula (M57). WOW! Certainly, the camera works much better than anticipated.

M82    M13    M57

Comet 73p Schwassmann-Wachmann
April 28, 2006

Image of fragment C



These images were obtained using a Celestron C8-N with StellaCam II at prime focus, and are comprised of a few to several 256 frame integrations.


Fragment B - Click for larger image




Fragment B - Click for larger image

Comet 73p Schwassmann-Wachmann
April 26, 2006

Image of Fragment C


Comet 73p Schwassmann-Wachmann
April 24, 2006

Image of fragment B
Image of fragment B



These images were obtained using a Celestron C8-N with StellaCam II at prime focus, and are comprised of a few to several 256 frame integrations.


Fragment B - Click for larger image




Fragment C - Click for larger image

Comet 73p Schwassmann-Wachmann
April 20, 2006

Fragment B has split into two pieces and is barely visible in this image.

Zoom Image of fragment B


Comet 73p Schwassmann-Wachmann
April 18, 2006

Image of fragment B



Fragment C - Click for larger image




Fragment C - Click for larger image

Comet 73p Schwassmann-Wachmann
April 16, 2006

Image of fragment B


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