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Comet Lovejoy

Comet Lovejoy

Another image of a morning comet. This time it is comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy. I took a total of 61 light frames of the comet but had to discard most of them due to the windy conditions I encountered this morning. The comet was 62.5 degrees from the sun.
Date: December 4, 2013
Constellation: Bootes
Location: King George Terrace, Victoria, BC
Optics: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Mount: AstroTrac TT320X-AG
Exposure: Eight light frames of 45 seconds, ISO 1250
Processing: Light frames calibrated with dark and flat frames in ImagesPlus. Light frames normalized and combined using MinMax Excluded. Image cropped.