C/2015 F4 (Jacques) 2015-Jul-22 Chris Schur

Lens: Stellarvue SV80s with Ziess optics
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
Exposure: 30m RGB
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature: 60F
Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2

This field is in a very rich portion of the Milky Way, and rides high about 9pm in July. The comet which is quite faint at around mag 11 sports a short stubby tail. This fast moving comet typifies how challenging it can be at times to image comets - faint, uncondensed and moving like crazy! Deep sky imagers wont touch comets usually, unless they are really bright. This field is around 3 degrees across and the planetary nebula is the oval large object to the lower right. The comet is to the upper left.

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