Comet Lovejoy & Pleiades
Taken by Alan Dyer on January 15, 2015 @ Silver City, New Mexico
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 120/1
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 1600
Date Taken: 2015:01:15 22:07:47
 
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Comet Lovejoys long blue ion tail has really developed nicely and now forms a photogenic pairing with the blue Pleiades. I shot this Thursday night, January 15, from near Silver City, New Mexico, using a 135mm telephoto lens to provide a wide binocular-class field of view. The next few nights are likely to be the best for Comet Lovejoy, with it now at its brightest, the tail the longest, and the sky at its darkest with no Moon. Plus we can enjoy the comets proximity to the Pleiades. And Terry Lovejoys comet is now high in the sky at nightfall for us in the northern hemisphere. Perfect comet-viewing conditions, if your skies are clear!

This is a stack of 10 x 2-minute exposures at ISO 1600 at f/2.5, with the Canon 5D MkII camera on a Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer tracker, with no guiding.
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Wow! Fantastic photo! Better than my binoculars (15x90s) !!
Thank you for sharing this!
Posted by drtimsmith 2015-01-16 07:04:29
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