38P/Stephan-Oterma 2018-Oct-20 Chris Schur

Back in 1980, I first saw this periodic comet - which was my 9th comet. Many hundreds of comets later, I still look forward to seeing this solar system denizen, with its short period returning this time around 10th magnitude. Surprisingly beautiful teal color and with a short stubby fan tail, this returning comet is still plenty attractive for deep imaging.

Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph with Baader MPCC coma corrector
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
Camera: SBIG ST10XME
Exposure: 15m RGB
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 4/10, Transparency 6/10
Outside Temperature: 45F
Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2

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