2023-09-28: APP 2.0.0-beta24 has been released !
Improved application startup, fixed application startup issues, upgraded development platform to Oracle GraalVM JDK21
We are very close now to releasing APP 2.0.0 stable with a complete printable manual...
Comet 2022 E3 from January 24, 2023
Comet 2022 E3 (ZTF) January 24, 2023 5:52am EST. Taken with my Askar 108 with reducer, focal length 420, Sony A7s3 Halpha modified.
It is now over 3 degrees wide. You wonder, why didn't I rotate the camera to get the comet in landscape to get even more of the tail. Well, I imaged 3 deep sky objects earlier, and when I did my flats at 2am they had some interference lines in them. I fell asleep knowing I could do the flats after the comet with a different light source. I had no idea the comet would span the entire short side of the chip!! So I was stuck, if I rotated the camera, the deep sky objects I did earlier would be a fail. So, had to go with the setup as it was. Haha!
Here is the comet resized to 740 for this gallery. Should look a lot better. You need to actually click on the image for the best sharpness and presentation.