Comet Lulin- C/2007 N3

   
Comet Lulin was discovered by discovered by Ye Quanzhi and Lin Chi-Sheng of Lulin Observatory in Nantou, Taiwan on July 11, 2007. This is an image of the comet as it appeared on February 23, 2009. More information about Comet Lulin can be found in the Wikipedia entry here.

This image is a 30 second exposure captured with a Canon 350D at ISO 1600 through an 80mm Orion Short Tube refractor. Very limited processing was applied.

   
A slightly enlarged view.
   
Location of the image frame in relation to the Constellation Leo. Registration of the image performed by The Astrometry.net Project.
   
An image of the comet calibrated using The Astrometry.net Project system a sky coordinate grid superimposed using the Aladin sky atlas system. A larger image is available by clicking on the image to the left.
   

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