103P/Hartley. Movie 1.

Note
My first try on a comet. During image processing I decided to make a movie instead of a still image.


About
Comet Hartley 2, officially designated 103P/Hartley, is a small periodic comet with an orbital period of 6.46 years. It was discovered by Malcolm Hartley in 1986 at the Schmidt Telescope Unit in Siding Spring, Australia. Its diameter is estimated to be 1.2 to 1.6 km. It will be the subject of a flyby by the Deep Impact spacecraft on November 4, 2010, with a closest approach of 700 kilometers. This is part of the EPOXI mission.
Processing
MaximDL, CS2, Premiere Pro.

Exposure
8 x 200sec.

Calibration
Darks, bias and flats.

Filters
N/A

Cooling temp
-25´ C

Mean FWHM
N/A

Date
October 10th 2010

Location
Krigslida, Stockholm, Sweden.
N59 06 52.4    E 18 03 54.5

Image aqusition
MaximDL Pro

Scope control
Sky X Pro Native drv, and Maxim DL with Astro-Physics V2 drv.

Telescope
WO FLT 110 DDG

Mount
Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Camera
SBIG ST-8300C

Guiding
ZS 70 Doublet  + QCam 5 Guider

Focus system
Lakeside motorfocus.