Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 in Lepus

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 is currently in the constellation Lepus, and the celestial rabbit's bunny ears made excellent pointer stars to help locate the comet last night! The comet was visible with binoculars and with my DSLR even through thin clouds. Tonight is supposed to be crystal clear, so I might make another attempt to photograph it since I don't really have any NYE plans.

comet lovejoy c/2014 q2 75mm DSLR
Brightness, contrast, and saturation adjusted in Photoshop

comet lovejoy c/2014 q2 75mm DSLR
Original image, single frame with Canon T5i, ISO 3200, 75mm, f/4, 6 sec

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