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Close-Up of Comet 73P (April 24, 2006)
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  Object Comet 73P (Schwassmann-Wachmann), April 24, 2006, in Corona Borealis
  Telescope (Photo) Meade LX200GPS 12" SCT @ f/6.3
  Telescope (Guiding) Meade LX200GPS 12" SCT @ f/6.3 (off-axis)
  Camera (Photo) Canon 20Da DSLR
  Camera (Guiding) Meade DSI Pro II w/ Envisage
  Exposure Detail Adaptive-add combination (aligned on comet head) of 6 exposures at 180 seconds each, ISO400; RAW file conversion, full calibration (bias, flat, dark), and initial image processing using ImagesPlus 2.75; final image processing using Photoshop CS2
  Location Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida (N29.409, W82.860)
  Date 04/24/06