Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3)

Celestron C14 @ f/1.9 (Hyperstar)
Paramount ME
Canon 20Da camera
Exposure Time: 14 x 120 sec., w/LPR Filter
Total Exposure Time: 28 minutes
The images were stacked using Deep Sky Stacker, CCDStack and Processed using Photoshop cs2 and Noiseware Professional

Lulin was jointly discovered by Asian astronomers in July of 2007. Quanzhi Ye from China first saw the comet on images obtained by Chi-Sheng Lin from Taiwan, at the Lu-lin Observatory. The discovery of Comet Lulin (also known as C/2007 N3) was part of the Lulin Sky Survey project to explore the various populations of small bodies in the solar system, especially objects that could be a hazard to the Earth. It has both a tail and an anti-tail, visible in this image.

Manchester, Michigan - 02/20/2009
Imaged By: Jeff Thrush