Object name: C2006M4 SWAN
In late October of 2006, my observatory was just getting up and running when Comet Swan M4 came by the earth in the early evening sky. I had little experience with imaging a comet and none in trying to get a "movie" of it. I had beginner's luck. Not having but a glimmer of how to do it I succeeded beyond my expectations. The comet turned out to be very active on the evening of October 29th UT. It was still a rather bright sky but it was setting in the west so I gave it a try before it set behind my roof. I took 30 one minute shots which I then stitched together into a 4+ megabyte animated GIF. I was hoping to get its motion through the stars. I got far more.
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