Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

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Nov 23, 2005
San Antonio, TX
Thanks for the likes guys. The previous shot was mostly of the comet head. Here is one of the whole comet including as much of the tail as I could get. We worked with the water vapor satellite chasing the driest air for a clear window into the sky. Also I went after the best "Bortle sky" I could get. Bortle is a scale of darkness. The darkest Bortle skies in the US are at Big Bend National Park in south Texas so that's were we shot this one. No telescope here, just a Canon camera and a Canon 400 mm F 5.6L lens. This shot was tracked for 5 minutes. The next comet will be Catalina and it will be arriving late summer and early fall of this year. lovejoy q2 big bend-1.jpg