This image of Comet Boattini was captured on Saturday night, 3rd May at the Mangrove Mountain Pony Club. I can't see many comets from home (due to trees in the North and West), so I wanted to take the opportunity to capture this one.
Unfortunately it took me ages to find it - I couldn't see it in the finderscope and there wasn't much that was recognisable in the field nearby. After spending far too much time before capturing the first photon, it was already setting and so I could only capture 9x 3min exposures (with ICNR).
unmodded Canon 350D + IDAS LPS Filter + WO 0.8x reducer, through ED80, auto-guided on EQ6.
I'll definitely try to capture it again as it brightens over the next months.
1200px version here:
Comet Boattini C/2007 W1
800px version attached.
Thanks for looking.