Image Galleries: Adam Block's Images of the Sky: Comet Pojmanski (C/2006 A1)

Winter Wonder

Gracing the early morning skies of March 2006 is Comet Pojmanski. The comet can be seen racing the morning Sun just below the Milky Way in the darkness before twilight. Binoculars and an unobstructed horizon are necessary to fully appreciate this unannounced visitor to the inner solar system. This image is a 3 minute exposure of the comet and background starfield. The data was taken using a 20in RCOS telescope and CCD camera ( SBIG STL10000, binned 2x2) on the morning of March 3rd, 2006. Jay GaBany was extremely generous in allowing me to acquire and process the image seen above.

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