Date: 2nd March 2009
Scope: ZS66 + 0.8X Flattener
Camera: Atik 16ic + Astronomik CLS Filter
Exposure: 12X120secs
Guiding: K3 - ED80 - Modified Toucam SC3 - EQ6 Pro
Location: Bromley, Kent.
Comments: Comet Lulin (official designation C/2007 N3 (Lulin)) is a non-periodic comet. It was discovered by Ye Quanzhi and Lin Chi-Sheng from Lulin Observatory. It peaked in brightness and arrived at perigee for observers on Earth on February 24, 2009, at magnitude +5,and at 0.411 AU from Earth. My image of Lulin was taken approximately 1 week after its nearest approach to Earth. The animation represents 12 X 2min exposures.