Mike's Astro Photos
Dec.04 2013

Comet Lovejoy – C/2013 R1 Lovejoy

by , under Comets & Meteors

While I have been mourning the passing of Comet ISON I take solace in the fact that there is another great comet that can be seen and imaged right now. Here’s a photo of Comet 2013 R1 Lovejoy, a new comet discovered earlier this year.

C/2013 R1 Lovejoy – December 2nd, 2013

This image is the result of 5×120 second RGBL images tracking the comet and 1×30 second RGBL to capture the star background. Quite a bit of processing goes into making a pretty comet picture. Enjoy :)


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