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Comet C/2010 G2 Hill

 

 2012 Jan 16

Canon EOS 5D MkII ISO6400 35x32s
254mm Newtonian f=1200mm f/4.8
HEQ5 equatorial mount, driven but not guided
2012 Jan 16 18:30:47-19:01:43 UT
From Rookhope 54.8N 2.1W 330m asl. Rural, almost no light pollution (3 Bortles)

 2011 Nov 19

This is one of the brightest comets visible at present but very unimpressive. The bright star bottom left in this photo is Iota Aurigae, one of the main stars forming the pentagon of Auriga. The comet is the blue smudge upper right. The image is inverted, north at the bottom.

Canon EOS 5D MkII ISO6400 34x32s
Canon 100-400mm L IS lens @ 400mm f/5.6
HEQ5 equatorial mount, driven but not guided
2011 Nov 19 22:37:47-22:51:01 UT
From Rookhope 54.8N 2.1W 330m asl. Rural, almost no light pollution (3 Bortles)

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