Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 and the Pleiades

Location of photo
Waverly, Ohio, USA
Date/Time of photo
2015-Jan-16, 10:19 - 10:49pm EST
Nikon D800 DSLR, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Lens, piggyback mounted on 10" Meade LX200.
This is an image showing Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 nearing its closest apparent pass by the Pleiades star cluster. The image is composed of 20 separate images, each exposed for 90 seconds, and stacked using Deep Sky Stacker. Additional processing was performed using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.
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