Sunday, December 13, 2015

Deep Sky Imaging Session - December 12-13, 2015

The sky in Caliraya , Laguna was not that good that evening as drizzle and clear sky alternately came upon us. Despite recovering from fever in the morning to tag along with fellow members, I was only able to image M42 Orion Nebula at constellation Orion as well as able to capture Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina almost near sunrise time as the comet visibility was hampered by thick clouds in the NE. Even planet Venus had a hard time peeking out of the clouds. But we were blessed with a short span of time for us to view and image it as well before sunrise. Despite the weather outcome, all of us were still glad that we were able to see this beautiful comet with shows a prominent anti-tail as well as a long fainter gas tail. Estimated magnitude was at magnitude 4.8 but I think it is about magnitude +5.5 more or less maybe due to the thin clouds still covering the comet.

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