Archive for 'Comets'

Comet Lovejoy - 16/01/2015

Comet Lovejoy – A Second Go…

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 […]

Comet Lovejoy - 06/01/2015

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) – 06/01/2015

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. […]


Comet C/2014 E2 Jaques, a 20 Minute Movement Time Lapse – 31/08/2014

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 […]

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Comet Panstarrs – 6th April 2013

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 […]

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