C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) 2020-Jun-06 Chris Schur

When there are no hours of darkness due to a huge bright nearly full moon looming in the east, it is time to do camera testing and validate equipment. Such was the case last night, I tried out our new autoguiding CMOS camera the ZWO ASI mini on few deep space objects.

Comet Panstarrs T2 was the first target, and surprisingly the head is contorted and twisting with an apparent offset nuclear condensation as seen here. This was a 20 stack of 30s exposures.

Lens: 10" f/3.9 Orion Astrograph
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
Camera: ZWO ASI mini
Exposure: 10m
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature: 60F
Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2

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