It was at it closest approach on the 1st of April the same day that Ikea and BBC had the best April fool jokes ! On that day it will be only 13 million miles away and almost visible on the naked eye. The attached image was taken on the 1st of April between 9:45 pm and 10:15 pm. It is a stack of 10 1 min images at ISO5000 with 400mm zoom.
The images of the Orion region with the Sigma 150-600mm Lens are great but I have to crop the images and i’m not fully able to process. Well i sucked it up and created from Flat field frames and master of the flat field. The image on the right is the latest with the flats applied. The image on the left is the previous process of the region from the data but only focusing on the M42 region.
OK so i could not resist this but here is a 1 hour 50 min collection of 5 min sub frames stacked of M33. I also have a 2 hour set of data from the sBIG on the object from the evening before yet to process — interesting comparison coming up. The image below is from the Sigma 150-600mm lens using the 6D also