The Fall: a deep sky astrograph featuring galaxies M81 and M82 and the comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARR. Shot by J K Lovelace
The Fall situated above a wood desk in a dark study.
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The Fall

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Description

 

"M81 and M82 watch passing comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARR) slip away through the integrated flux."

 

A metallic paper print of M81 and M82 featuring comet C/2017 T2, photographed by J K Lovelace. Comet shot in this position on the night of 23 May, 2020. Composite of galaxy process plus comet processing.

 

Each print is Made-To-Order.

Materials

 

MOAB Slickrock Metallic Pearl 260 gsm paper, acid free. From the maker's website: “Slickrock Metallic Pearl 260 transforms an image into life like, almost 3D quality.”

Technical Info

 

Total Integration Time: 19.90 hours

Two telescope set-ups were used. One captured the galaxies and the other tracked the comet.

 

-Takahashi FSQ106 EDX4 on a Software Bisque Paramount MyT mount with the following attachments: FLI ML-16070M camera, ZWO ASI 174mm Mini guider camera, and an Optec Gemini Focusing Rotator. Astrodon filters.

-Takahashi CCA-250 on a Software Bisque Paramount ME-II mount with the following attachments: FLI PL-16803 camera, Stellarvue F50 guider, and a Takahashi 645 Reducer. Chroma filters.