Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy on January 17th, 2015

Joel Tonyan
Location of photo
Calhan, Colorado
Date/Time of photo
10pm on January 17th, 2015
Taken with a TMB92L, Hutech-modified Canon T3i DSLR, Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, and Celestron AVX mount. Consists of 23 90-second light frames and 23 90-second dark frames, all at ISO 800, as well as 23 flat and 53 bias frames.
This is my first time imaging a comet through a telescope. What a beautiful comet! Besides imaging and observing it with a telescope, I also viewed it with binoculars. I could detect it naked eye as a smudge to the right of the Pleiades.
All comments must follow the Sky & Telescope Terms of Use and will be moderated prior to posting. Please be civil in your comments. Sky & Telescope reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter’s username, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.