Comet Lovejoy and the Pleiades – January 13, 2015
Another imaging run with Lovejoy under the darker skies of the Comana Woods. Darker compared to my closer-to-home observing location, but far from the true dark skies up in the mountains.
This time, besides the “normal” image acquired with the TS APO 65Q, I’ve also shot a wide-field image showing both the comet and the open cluster M45 in the same field.
The tail of the comet is quite long now.
And the “normal” shot using the TS 65Q APO Refractor (D=65mm, F=420mm) and the Canon 550D at ISO800 and 1600, with PHD-assisted guiding, 15 frames with exposures from 240 to 300 seconds. The tail of the comet seems to get brighter.
I have another planned session for tonight, so perhaps better images are going to be posted here.