Bill Gucfa
Image taken:
Jan. 9, 2009
Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA
A winter comet in a summer constellation, C/2007 N3 Lulin, currently near the claws of Scorpius, is easy to spot from my backyard in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. I had over an hour to photograph the 8.4 mag. snowball after it cleared the treeline. It was just barely visible in my binoculars due to the brightening sky, but my point and shoot camera attached to my telescope revealed it nicely. Photo details: Sony DSC F717, ISO 200, 30s exposure attached to an Orion SVP 120mm telescope through a 40mm eyepiece with camera zoomed.
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