Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Comet Lovejoy 2014 last night

This is a single shot (not stacked) of the comet last night. The tail was really extended! Can't wait to stack a few of my shots to see it extend even further than this one! The star cluster to the left is the Pleiades.

To get a better idea of the apparent size of the comet and the length of its tail, here is a comparative shot of the Pleiades with the apparent size of the Moon.

As you can see, the head of the comet appears to be about half the size of the Moon's apparent diameter and the tail of the comet is at least 10 Moon diameters in length! That is BIG !

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