C/2011L4 (PanSTARRS), 2013-04-02.

It continues to be unusually cold and windy for the time of year. Used my car as a wind-blocker, but the wind still managed to unplug the powercable for the Polarie! The lightpollution of Amsterdam seemed worse than ever. This caused a nasty gradient on the images that took my 2 nights trying to figure out how to get rid of it. In the end Fitswork did the trick.

2013-04-02, 20.14UT, Canon EOS 5Dii, EF135mm/2L @F2.8, ISO1250, 15x30sec, Vixen Polarie Star Tracker.

2013-04-02, 20.14UT, Canon EOS 5Dii, EF135mm/2L @F2.8, ISO1250, 15x30sec, Vixen Polarie Star Tracker.

Same picture as above, heavily stretched

Same picture as above, heavily stretched

C/2011L4 (PanSTARRS), 2013-04-01.

Another cold and windy night. Skies not as clear as 2 days earlier. Lots of light pollution. At the start of the session a nice meteor appeared. It’s persistent train is visible in subsequent images for more than 10 minutes.

2013-04-01, 19.47UT, Canon EOS 5Dii, EF200/2.8 @F3.2, ISO1600, 10x15sec, Vixen Polarie.

2013-04-01, 19.47UT, Canon EOS 5Dii, EF200/2.8 @F3.2, ISO1600, 10x15sec, Vixen Polarie.