Sunday, January 11, 2015

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) - Up Close

I finally got a break in the weather on January 7 where I could go out and image C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy. Even in the 91% illumination of the waning Moon, the comet was still visible to the naked eye in the constellation Eridanus. While not as visually interesting as, say, C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS, I think it is the prettiest comet that I've imaged so far. Other amateur photographers have made some stunning images. Here is mine, made with my modest setup:

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy; ST80 on Vixen SP; Canon EOS Rebel T3; 43x30 @ ISO-1600

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