Astrophotography Comet

Astrophoto: Comet ZTF – C/2022 E3 – 01/23

I used a short clear time frame in the morging hours to capture comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF).

High resolution on Flickr:

C/2022 C3 (ZTF)

Weather conditions

Weather COMET C/2022 E3 (ZTF)
The weather conditions were not very good between 5:00 and 6:00, when i shot the photos. I did only leave the house and tried it, because it might have been the only chance to capture this comet.

Technical overview

Focal Length1280mm
Aperture ratio6.4
Erecting Lense0.71 VIXEN Reducer
MountSkywatcher HEQ-5
Mount ControlINDI
Guiding Scope Focal Length240 mm
Guiding CameraQHY 5-III-462C
Guiding SoftwareEKOS, INDI
Dithering5 pixel
CameraCANON EOS M100(a)
Methodfocal projection
Camera angle-90°
Camera ControlEKOS, INDI, Gphoto2
Motor-FocusPegasusAstro FC2U
Photography Date01.21.2023
Exposure-Time Lights30x180s out of 55
Correction framesFLATS, BIASES
SensitivityISO 400
Post Processing Date01.23.2023
Stacking, IntegrationPixInsight
Post Processing SoftwarePixInsight
Image EditingAffinity Photo
Capture PlaceKoblenz, Germany
LightpollutionBortle 5
Scattered lightstrong

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