Pojmansky - 2006A1
Pojmansky was the first Comet discovered in 2006 and was unfavorably
placed for observers in the north eastern US.
It was a dawn comet and
presented several problems for me personally.
First, I discovered during an
early morning setup at 4:30a.m. that the drive unit on my telescope was
not working and
I would have to attempt to hand guide photographs.
Second, I was using a brand
new digital camera and was not yet familiar with it's features, or even
how to operate it.
Third, the weather during these
early morning hours did not wish to cooperate;
And lastly, my favorite
observing site was no longer available, so I ended up shooting from a
less than optional location.
So, while my attempts
to photograph this comet were disastrous I was able to see and enjoy it