I wasn’t happy with my first image of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy). I had the chance to join several of my fellow SEKAS members up at our dark(ish) sky site at the Paddock, outside Canterbury (where the comet is a naked eye object), to hunt for and image this little beauty again. This time, I didn’t make the […]
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First object of 2015! This is Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – more better known at the moment as Comet Lovejoy. It’s currently a Magnitude 4(ish) object to the west of Orion. It’s visible in binoculars and small scopes as a fuzzy blob, though I haven’t heard of anyone picking up it’s fairly faint tail as of yet. […]
This is a quick animation of the movement of Comet C/2014 E2 – Jaques over the course of 20 minutes. It always amazes me how dynamic the solar system is. The fact you can seem movement in an object in such a short space of time astounds me. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much luck stacking these […]
This image of comet Panstarrs is my first attempt at capturing a closeup of a comet. It was a challenge, as at the time, I wasn’tt using EQMOD, but the SynScan handset with the scope, so it didn’t have the comet in the database. I searched manually in the twilight, and eventually found it. I […]