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Comet Lulin, Saturn, a meteor and a satellite
23 February 2009

Comet Lulin, Saturn, a meteor and a satellite

The bright 'star' towards the top of the frame is Saturn. The short steak of light towards the bottom is the meteor. The satellite can be seen tracking across the lower left corner of the frame.
Comet Lulin shows a dust tail directed towards the left and a faint ion tail towards the right.

Canon EOS 40D ,Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f/3.5 Sonnar M42
6 minute exposure at f4, ISO 1600. The camera was 'piggybacked' on a telescope for guiding. full exif

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