comet


Comet Garradd (C/2009 P1)

Buy a Print On the last night of the 2011 Oregon Star Party this recent comet seemed to be the thing to shoot. The QSI camera is monochrome with a color filter wheel and since the comet is moving it’s not really possible to do sequential color. So this is really a monochrome image that I hand colored to show what the comet actually looks like. Of course, there is also special processing to make the comet appear stationary: The sub-exposures were stacked twice; once for the comet and again for stars. The comet was then “clipped” from its frame, […]