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A comet tale plus an asteroid pummeling

Published 01/09/2013, The Jamestown Sun

Last night I attached my camera to a battery-operated mount designed to track the stars. What a comedy. Polar alignment kept slipping, the camera-lens weight was too much for the mount and focusing the telephoto lens proved tedious. All I wanted was a single picture of comet C/2012 K5. In the end, I got a lot of exercise hopping back and forth making adjustments … and a somewhat serviceable image.

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