The Half-Astrophysicist Blog

More Comet ISON and Comet Lovejoy Pics

The Moon is out of the way so I set out to Saguaro National Park East this morning to capture some more comet pics. When I got there, I found I had some company as another local amateur astronomer was taking comet pics. He has a C-8 and a DSLR (didn’t catch the model) set up so he had a bit fancier setup than mine.

Again, these are all taken with a Canon 60D and a EF-s 55-250mmm zoom lens on an iOptron SkyTracker, no telescope involved.

First is a full frame shot of Comet ISON.

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Next, I cropped this shot to focus more on the comet.

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Next I switched to Comet Lovejoy, higher in the sky. The sky was starting to get a little bright giving a blue tint (I don’t try to correct it all the way…I kind of like it)

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I also got a wider shot of Comet Lovejoy that shows the Beehive Cluster in the upper left of the shot.

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I will keep posting pics as I get them. I won’t be able to get up that early every day, but hopefully a couple of times a week at least so I can chart their progress, especially ISON as it dives toward its close encounter with the Sun later this month.

November 2, 2013 - Posted by | Astrophotography, Comet ISON, Comet Lovejoy, Comets | ,

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