Being such a clear night, I thought I would try and bag Comet ISON as it was so close to Castor in Gemini.
At 16th magnitude, I didn’t think I had a hope.
But if you don’t try.
My trusty C2A software led me from Castor to the field the comet should have been in. I took 15x 2 minute exposures and stacked them on the comet, which I could see slowly moving almost in the centre of the field of view.
The comet is round and the stars are trailed. RESULT!!! Get in there!
Here is the whole field with the subs stacked on the stars cropped in the area around the comet, showing some faint galaxies in the same field of view. The comet looks trailed in this image.
I’d like to know the magnitude of the galaxy marked “?” in my image.
A much tighter crop of the area shows the comets trail distinctly.