Comet NEAT and Canis Major


As the last glow of twilight lingers on the horizon, Comet NEAT is seen in the upper center of this photo, just below the star cluster M47. In the bottom half of the photo is the constellation Canis Major, with its star Sirius shining brightly.

Date: May 6, 2004.
Time: 8:19 p.m. MST.
Location: South of Phoenix, Arizona.
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on homemade tracking mount.
Film: Kodak Ektachrome E200 professional slide (pushed one stop).
Focal length: 50 mm.
Aperture: f/2.0.
Exposure time: 40 seconds.
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000.

Revised: September 12, 2007
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