Fredrik Broms
Image taken:
Feb. 17, 2009
Kvaløya, Norway
After having been out-clouded, out-shined by the Moon or prevented from seeing Lulin due my high latitude and the mountains, I finally got a clear view to the south around midnight and I could note two things: Lulin is bright indeed! and it`s moving fast! It was easily detected in a simple pair of 8 x 42 binoculars, and with a bit of patience it could just be made out with the naked eye (well.., in my case with a pair of glasses). I had problems seeing the tail/s though, but on the picture they can just be made out. During the 4h observing session it was possible to see that the comet had moved. All in all, a great cold evening with some auroras in the low north and both Comet Kushida and Lulin being observable! Nikon D3, Nikkor 135 mm f/2,8, ISO 400, 330 seconds single exposure, manually guided.
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